The connection between the the pieces we now have experience with is less about the book itself and more about the author. In both cases, the author has a very good control of his writing style, and uses that to bring an audience closer to the plot.
Seay’s essay was both entertaining and true. He theory that “Tik Tok” was an especially bad pop song was funny, but as he got into why it was clear that he had a good idea. I especially enjoyed when he compared it to Beyonce. I had no gaps that prohibited complete understanding f the essay, allowing me to not be distracted and think fully about it.