Wyatt Mason double shot.

I’m pleased to see two new pieces by Wyatt Mason, on two books I’ve spent some good time thinking about. The first is this writeup on David Lipsky’s new book on David Foster Wallace, and the second is this profile on David Mitchell, whose The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet is set for release next week. I wrote about my reactions to Lipsky’s book here a while back; I haven’t yet written about Mitchell’s new book, largely because I received it months ago, dove right in, and lost interest about 1/3 of the way through. I was going to try and sort out why, but then the beautiful weather came, so there we go.