RaveThe MillionsHe writes funny, short, inventive, breathtakingly precise pieces ... In the piece \'The Book of Simon,\' God has given a faithless comedy writer in Brooklyn named Simon Rich everything and so the Devil starts making fun of our Lord ... By the end, Simon Rich, the character, is so detestable that God and the Devil form a union. Now, this is how you do self-hatred! Yet it never feels indulgent. When writers write about their writing process—or artists talk about their art—it can veer into the self-serious, boring, or pretentious. Rich makes it funny ... Whatever Rich picked up working at Pixar shows through. The stories end in cliche. Not flimsy or ridiculous cliche—lovely, age-old themes spelled out clearly ... At times, they have genuinely moved me.