Articles by Gus Harrington

About Gus Harrington (16 Articles)
Gus quickly became one of today's leading literary critics, despite not yet having any of his own works published. Gus joined The Double Thumb so that he could “offer an intelligent alternative to the mainstream critic community.” Gus is married to his lovely wife Tabitha Harrington. They live in a beautiful beachfront house in La Jolla, California despite both of them having severe sand allergies. Six months out of the year, Gus tours across the country signing other people's books. Keep an eye out for him in your hometown, and be sure to buy an autograph!

Fight Club Part 3: The Hospital

July 26, 2016 // 1 Comment

I smile to myself. It is actually fortunate that there are bandages covering my entire face. This way the officer cannot detect any microexpressions on my features that may indicate I am lying. [...]

Fight Club Part 2: The First Punch

June 21, 2016 // 8 Comments

He stands only a couple inches taller than me, but the difference feels like miles. It occurs to me that I have never been in a fight before. And yet here I am, standing against this Corinthian column of muscle and sinew. [...]

I Am Starting My Own Fight Club

May 26, 2016 // 8 Comments

Since I plan to model my life around a book I had better make it something exciting. Something particularly visceral. Something punchy. Perhaps, in this case, the obvious choice is the best one. [...]

Choose Your Own Life

June 4, 2013 // 2 Comments

Choose-your-own-adventure books are not exactly the cornerstone of the literary industry. Despite seeing a modicum of success in the children’s market of decades past, the genre is well beyond its prime. However, author Frederick Respin is looking [...]

Book: Life is Hard and I am Sad

March 5, 2013 // 2 Comments

Where once I could create an insightful and entertaining introduction paragraph, now that ability, along with what I assume are several other important cognitive functions, has been stripped from me after subjecting myself to Darryl Grey’s Life [...]

Book: Understanding Capitalism

June 26, 2012 // 1 Comment

The average person cannot help but hold pre-conceived notions, and the nature of Capitalism is a phenomenon that most people who have encountered it have fully formed opinions on. Admittedly, it took a good amount of time into the book for this [...]

Book: Lion Killer

June 6, 2012 // 2 Comments

The Vietnam War. Just the very mention of the name stirs up so much emotion. Countless books and movies have been made about one of the most controversial wars in American history, and yet still it remains a mystery of sorts. The soldiers, the [...]

Book: Fuck Yourself

May 25, 2012 // 0 Comments

This book is a dense read. At 671 pages (and 30 more pages of references), Fuck Yourself: A Self-Help Book for the Kind of Person Who Needs Self-Help Books is a tome. But it is well worth the read. Unlike most self-help books, this book is written [...]