The big empty read

Just finished reading “The Big Empty” by Norman and John Buffalo Mailer. It’s nothing big, just a really lengthy conversation between Norman Mailer and his son on a variety of different topics, such as religion, democracy, patriotism, fascism, boxing, Iraq, women, and the generational gap. JB is something like 60 years younger than his father, so there is quite an age difference. Their opinions differ as well, since they are simultaneously two different people, father and son, and from two very different times.


It’s a good read. A fast read, too. It should have been twice as long as it was.

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