I Love Death: Two Novellas
I Am Death:
by Gary Amdahl
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The two novellas gathered in Gary Amdahl’s second book, I Am Death, offer a portrait of American men as fearful and bloodthirsty, as lost boys in need of both a kick in the ass and a big hug. As a literary approach, it seems initially unpromising: middle-aged-male angst set amid Mob violence, and more middle-aged-male teeth-grinding set amid soul-crushing corporate culture. But the latter scenario finds Amdahl’s funny bone on full display, and his sharply observed office politics are wincingly accurate.
The misanthropic, underachieving protagonists of both novellas affect a “What is it all worth in the end?” mentality, while secretly craving the satisfaction of integrity well rewarded. In the title work, Jack, who writes a newspaper column called “The Meaning of Life,” fancies himself a muckraker and takes
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