I`m reading Sam Lipsyte`s new comic novel, The Ask
, which is like Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
if Hunter S. Thompson were on the wagon and had a really emasculating job working in the "development" office of a mediocre New York university asking rich people for money for even more grandiose facilities for the privileged but talentless students of the Fine Arts department:
I crawled to the computer and hoisted myself into the chair. It was time to catch upÂ on the state of the world. I`d start with the Middle East. I found the report of a recent debate between two professors at the Ivy League college uptown. One of the experts said the Palestinians were irrational and needed a real leader, like maybe a smart Jewish guy. The other professor said that the central paradox to all of this was that Jews both were Nazis and didn`t really exist. But how could they be both? He was still working on it.