The latest in a series of occasional posts on authors who praise each other’s books
Aleksandar Hemon on Gary Shteyngart’s Absurdistan:
“Absurdistan is not just a hilarious novel, but a record of a particular peak in the history of human folly. No one is more capable of dealing with the transition from the hell of socialism to the hell of capitalism in Eastern Europe than Shteyngart, the great-great grandson of one Nikolai Gogol and the funniest foreigner alive.”
“Hemon can’t write a boring sentence, and the English language (which he adopted at a late age) is the richer for it.”
The “Backscratching in Our Time” category on this site has other examples of logrolling by contemporary authors.