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Combining high drama with surreal hilarity and presenting a remarkably prescient view of the future of television, Golk ranks with Nathanael West's The Day of the Locust as one of the finest novels ever written about the American entertainment industry.
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By Kat on 12-22-14
"Classic Richard Stern Fashion!"
What made the experience of listening to Golk the most enjoyable?
The story engages the listener with a sense of humor and intelligent writing, and wittiness.
What was one of the most memorable moments of Golk?
The telling of a story of a character trying to find his way under the tutorship of an intelligent persona, a man maybe a bit odd at times, but definitely with ideas and beliefs of how to pull it all together.
Have you listened to any of Alex Hyde White’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
I have enjoyed listening to many works by the narrator. Alex Hyde-White breathes realism and personality into each and every character with a uniqueness and talent. With his ability for tonal change and an expertise of ease, the narrator brings "Golk" to life.
Any additional comments?
It's the art of relationship between human and media. It's the reality of how media is used to transcend the human condition. But also, it is the story of how life is not always true to media ideal. Characters are kept true to form for the era, and style. This little gem is a listeners delight.