AMUSE BOUCHE: Tasty Treats for the Mouth

Mashing up the lexicon of war with post-industrial consumerism, haute cuisine, couture, language, eros and desire, Karasick’s sixth book serves up a linguistic onslaught of liquid explosives. Whether exploring commas as the mistresses of language, Rules of textual engagement read through systems of courtship; a love song to Osama bin Laden or a sassy send-up of Hollywood Kabbalah, Amuse Bouche is at once dark and satirical, exuberant and amorously rigorous; will make your body politic tremble, you head spin and your mouth water. Karasick’s ketyusha encrusted garnished margins will leave you salivating long after the bomb has dropped