Another author I have a crush on at the moment is David Rakoff.
Just about finished, Don't Get Too Comfortable in one reading.
He writes with a simple elegance and ease, but can also fillet in one short sharp sentence.
I love the entry titled 'What is the sound of one hand shopping?' which critiques the way it has become deriguer to glorify simple flavours such as sea salt:
"how better then to show a nobility of spirit than by broadcasting your capacity to discern the gustatory equivalent of a humminbird's cough as it beats its wings near a blossom that grows by a glassy pond on the other side of distant mountain?"
Speaking of crushes and elegance, Chandler Burr gives Jean-Claude Ellena's new Hermes fragrance, Un Jardin Après la Mousson a bit of dissing - one star.
Oh la, la.
But still oh so elegantly done, with Burr's rather cutting conclusion:
"I see here virtually total incoherence. I perceive no overriding vision from the artist, no clarity at all. I am baffled."