Magic Essays

20121226-181615.jpgThis is another text I was required to read in my writing class. I had never heard of Tom Bissell. Then I felt bad that I had never read his work.

Bissell is an incredible writer with the ability to explain a variety of topics. He can take you to the cold small town of Escanaba or he can take you to a screening of The Room, a cult classic film known to be so bad, it’s good.

I also enjoyed the essays on writing and the experiences of past authors. I never realized that Melville’s Moby Dick was criticized terribly when it had just been published. It helped me to keep at my own writing. I want to try and have the same control of language as he does!