Saturday, March 1, 2008

A Very Brief Book Review: "1 Dead in Attic" by Chris Rose

Picked up a book order today which I had been waiting for since January, the ominously titled “1 Dead in Attic” by New Orleans Times-Picayune writer Chris Rose, collecting 18 months of his post-Katrina columns beginning a week after the storm passed.

Rose’s affection for New Orleans is beautifully illustrated, and although the city and its environs will likely never escape its down-sides (e.g. a long history of crime and corruption), “1 Dead” neatly crystallizes all its beautiful, human variables that ivory pulpit assholes like Rush Limbaugh, Bill O’Reilly, and Karl Rove (who blamed Ward 9 flooding on environmentalists) are incapable of recognizing.

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