Louis Amis

To hell in a handcart

In his latest diatribe, Kobek targets Hollywood fantasy films, with their stories of war and violence dressed up as social liberation

An immortal faery queen from a magical gynocratic island arrives in Los Angeles to track down her missing daughter. This is actually the entire plot of a novel entitled Only Americans Burn in Hell. Of course, as in Jarett Kobek’s previous book, I Hate the Internet, the fictional element is a foil, with most of the pages devoted to sociopolitical diatribe laced with various kinds of life writing.

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