Posts by: Jami Attenberg

Jami Attenberg: The Last Book I Loved, Everything Matters!


I was going to write this piece about A Handful of Dust by Evelyn Waugh, which is also a very good book, one that I loved, and one I recommend you read. I recently Netflixed “Apocalypse Now,” which for some reason I had never seen before, and the ending of that film reminded me of the ending of this book, which is to say they both involved the jungle and the darkness of the human soul and, in general, how life is not even remotely fair, and a lot of times quite terrible.