“Half DeLillo's Jack Gladney, professor of Hitler studies at College-on-the-Hill, and half Christopher Hitchens, Linchak is a model pundit for a post-9/11 age” — The Village Voice
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Published by Two Dollar Radio October, 2008
Walker Linchuk is an aged writer and author of the Complete Series (The Complete Book of Aids, 9/11, Terrorism) whose name has often been discussed as a strong possibility for the Nobel Prize, suffering from a seven month plague of writer’s block that New York Magazine says, “for candor and anguish, surpasses any we have on record.” One morning Linchuk wakes to find a crust in his nose - the “definitive crust of his life” - that awakens him to a new world of desire and enlightenment.
Extraction of this “breakthrough crust” leads to further secretion in the form of medical and scientific research into “the habit once called nose-picking,” Linchak’s The Complete Book of Nasalism, a memoir of his breakthrough, an endless succession of heated blog entries, and a flood of email exchanges with friends like George W. Bush, who is so moved by Linchak’s passion for the habit to confess his own on “Larry King Live.”
What ensues is equal parts George Orwell and Christopher Guest, an insightful and hilarious journey through our hyper-technological age.