Dating book review

12 Jul

He never uses his braininess to cynical or meretricious ends.

On the strength of what we've seen so far I'm looking forward to them.With a nod to Philip Roth, Jacobson has an awful lot to say on the subject.While his plot can on occasion seem a little convoluted (something which could, admittedly, also be said of Shakespeare's), Jacobson's writing is virtuoso.He is a master of shifting tones, from the satirical to the serious.His prose has the sort of elastic precision you only get from a writer who is truly in command, whether he's discussing masturbation or Zionism, commenting on middle east politics or referencing Kafka and the pre-Raphaelites.