Dead Boys "I haven't read a book in years," reflects one of the bitter dudes in Richard Lange's gutsy new collection, Dead Boys . "I stopped because… Dead Boys "I haven't read a book in years," reflects one of the bitter dudes in Richard Lange's gutsy new collection, Dead Boys . "I stopped because… 2007-08-14 Fiction Short Stories Little Brown & Company
Book Review

Dead Boys (2007)

EW's GRADE
A-

Details Release Date: Aug 14, 2007; Writer: Richard Lange; Genres: Fiction, Short Stories; Publisher: Little Brown & Company

''I haven't read a book in years,'' reflects one of the bitter dudes in Richard Lange's gutsy new collection, Dead Boys. ''I stopped because no one was writing about me.'' Now someone has. In these potent tales, unhappy males hang on to dismal jobs in cubicles, kill time in seedy doughnut shops, and cling to pathetic dreams of escape. The only beauty to be found in this grim volume is Lange's extraordinary craftsmanship. A-

Originally posted Aug 10, 2007 Published in issue #948 Aug 17, 2007 Order article reprints