Short and sweet, the author takes you into the mind of a writer struggling to create something new with an established, and persistent, muse. The unnamed narrator depicts, day by day, a week in the life of an artist trying to get himself published and his failure to produce something he deems worthy of a muse he has come to fall in love with.
As with everything this author has written, the story flows smoothly, drawing the reader in with the first sentence and keeping your attention until the last period. This piece in particular features the use of colloquial terms and phrases more often than not, such that the word "diary" in the title is not simply a name but an accurate description.
A lighter offering than the majority of this author's works, including The Book of Nine Ides, "Diary" is a quick but immersing read, sure to provoke anyone to search out his other titles.