Notes From Underground Few would deny actor-writer Eric Bogosian is an artist of formidable talent, but most will agree Notes from Underground is an embarrassment. It includes a… Notes From Underground Few would deny actor-writer Eric Bogosian is an artist of formidable talent, but most will agree Notes from Underground is an embarrassment. It includes a… Fiction Hyperion
Book Review

Notes from Underground (1993)

EW's GRADE
D

Details Writer: Eric Bogosian; Genre: Fiction; Publisher: Hyperion

Few would deny actor-writer Eric Bogosian is an artist of formidable talent, but most will agree Notes from Underground is an embarrassment. It includes a stunningly puerile diary of a lunatic (Notes) and a play (Scenes from the New World) filled with characters who are cliches of Bogosian's repertoire: street trash, shallow yuppies, and a ruthless entertainment-industry executive. Politically disengaged and lacking entirely in Bogosian's acid wit, Notes suffers most from the author's misperception that aping inanity is the same as parodying it. D

Originally posted Apr 30, 1993 Published in issue #168 Apr 30, 1993 Order article reprints