041 — Condominium

There’s a single question that has driven most of the great books in history: “What would happen if young, unpleasant people acquired property?” That’s the question at the heart of this book, a searing indictment of MFA graduates everywhere. Come for interesting, well-drawn characters like the magical elf-woman who can’t use a coffee maker, check voicemail, or use a dimmer switch on a light, but STAY for comforting mentions of bands you remember and some of 2005’s sickest burns. It’s a thin premise for a mediocre mumblecore movie, and an even thinner excuse for a 160-page book. Join us in…the Condominium.


  • Godspeed, Lynn Breedlove
  • Chronic City, Johnathan Lethem


  • “Suburb Party” by The Majesticons
  • “New York I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down” by LCD Soundsystem
  • “Campus” by Vampire Weekend
  • “Deception” by Blackalicious