"So abstract, yet such a pleasure. Slip into the hazy heat of L.R.’s mind, one of the brightest places in Canadian writing."
"First collection since 1992 (!) by one of the great living culture critics. Comet-hot ideas; prose powered by full funk technology."
"A Montreal couple nearly cracks up trying to conceive both a baby and a work of art. A fable of love and futility, from a great new voice."
Flying Books' current guest chooser is Carl Wilson, author of Let's Talk About Love: Why Other People Have Such Bad Taste. He is also currently teaching a course called "Let's Get Critical" in Flying Books' School of Reading & Writing.
Years into his career as a music critic, Wilson started wondering about his profession's reflexive dismissal of the work of some incredibly popular musicians – e.g. Celine Dion’s album Let’s Talk About Love – and he decided to examine that impulse in detail. That investigation became a cult hit, and this expanded edition is now crucial reading for anyone interested in the formation of taste in music or any creative work.