For the first episode of Book Fight, Tom and Mike met in the Book Fight Basement™ to talk about Sam Lipsyte’s 2010 novel The Ask. Topics included: the limitations of ironic detachment, whether Holden Caulfield would be a tender lover, and why Tom can’t be happy even at The Happiest Place on Earth.
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