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Good if you're just looking for something to breeze through during a dull moment in the day, but mostly it just felt repetitive and whiny. Maybe you just have to have lived through that decade to understand it.
Someone on a Reddit board recommended “Mall” by Eric Bogosian to read if you’re interested in the teachings of Alan Watts, Ram Dass, or Terence McKenna. Unfortunately I couldn’t find the book, so I picked this one up to try him out. I could tell from the first few pages I didn’t like the style of writing (each segment is like a play or stand-up comedy), but to my surprise, the book began to quickly engage me. I really enjoyed this. It kind of reminds me of listening to a stoner ramble on about l...
Another typical piece of work from Eric Bogosian. A bunch of monologues from characters who talk a lot about what's wrong with the world but have nothing to say. The last part is for orphaned monologues, but how can a monologue be a draft in this mess?
Some of his pieces did have a nice rhythm to them, and perhaps the ironic rant was more cutting edge 30 years ago, but they just seem juvenile now...good pieces for your highschooler's forensic competition maybe?
Raccolta di monologhi dell'attore di Talk Radio.Alti e bassi.
Only Three Things Wrong with the TitleMaybe it had more impact onstage?
Dated, but daring, these monologues make up Bogosian's seminal stage show, where he plays a dozen characters from the fringe - homeless man, loner, ruthless executive, and others. Bogosian was the premiere monologist of his day, and these monologues show why he teetered between talented actor and self-absorbed rock star in his hey-day. These monologues tingle with the swagger of a man who knows he's hitting all the right notes.
Currently rereading this because it's so fucking good. The title says it all. This collection of monologues speaks to me just as much now as when I was a bitter college student looking for a good audition piece. I'm still bitter, just older. However, it didn't contain the one monologue I was looking for. Hmmm... maybe it was Durang.
WAY more hits than misses.
Short read, some really memorable moments and surprisingly profound quotes.
not his best, but i still enjoy bogosian's work no matter vut.