Adam Levin, Hot Pink, (San Francisco: McSweeney’s, 2011).
OK, I wouldn’t have selected this book for myself. I like short stories, but I hadn’t discovered Adam Levin. I got the book because I subscribe to McSweeney’s. The stories are fun, a bit bawdy and, like most short story collections, mixed in quality. All in all, however, the stories are a lot of fun and the book is an easy read. There isn’t really a theme to the stories, but some are about coming of age, or at least discoveries of love and connection.
This book is one that I will probably forget before long, but it was entertaining to read and I need a light read from time to time.