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Jesus' Son
Stories (Picador Modern Classics)
Denis Johnson - 2009-02-17 (first published in 1992)
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Jesus' Son is a visionary chronicle of dreamers, addicts, and lost souls. These stories tell of spiraling grief and transcendence, of rock bottom and redemption, of getting lost and found and lost again. The raw beauty and careening energy of Denis Johnson's prose has earned this book a place among the classics of twentieth-century American literat...
Christopher Harris
2022-06-17T01:33:09.000Z
@VittasNick Awesome! That makes me really happy, Nick. Jesus' Son is probably my favorite book in the world.      source
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James Altucher
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The Moviegoer
Walker Percy - 1998-04-14 (first published in 1961)
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The dazzling novel that established Walker Percy as one of the major voices in Southern literature is now available for the first time in Vintage paperback. The Moviegoer is Binx Bolling, a young New Orleans stockbroker who surveys the world with the detached gaze of a Bourbon Street dandy even as he yearns for a spiritual redemption he cannot brin...
Christopher Harris
2022-05-29T18:33:42.000Z
Today’s book cover is falling apart which shows how many times I’ve read it. “The Moviegoer” by Walker Percy. It’s just one of my faves. Binx Bolling and his search. Gets me every time.      source
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Ryan Holiday
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True History of the Kelly Gang
A Novel
Peter Carey - 2001-12-04 (first published in 2000)
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I lost my own father at 12 yr. of age and know what it is to be raised on lies and silences my dear daughter you are presently too young to understand a word I write but this history is for you and will contain no single lie may I burn in Hell if I speak false.In True History of the Kelly Gang, the legendary Ned Kelly speaks for himself, scribbling...
Christopher Harris
2020-01-02T23:42:45.000Z
@V_Monte I would say "True History Of The Kelly Gang," from whence "adjectival" sprang. It is a great book, really.      source
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Danielle Teller
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Infinite Jest
David Foster Wallace - 2006-11-13 (first published in 1996)
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Infinite Jest is the name of a movie said to be so entertaining that anyone who watches it loses all desire to do anything but watch. People die happily, viewing it in endless repetition. The novel Infinite Jest is the story of this addictive entertainment, and in particular how it affects a Boston halfway house for recovering addicts and a nearby ...
Christopher Harris
2013-10-27T16:38:30.000Z
@AMSchellenberg "End Zone" by DeLillo? Also have recommended "Infinite Jest" and "A Fan's Notes," I think.      source
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Sonny Bunch
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A Fan's Notes
Frederick Exley - 1988-08-12 (first published in 1968)
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This fictional memoir, the first of an autobiographical trilogy, traces a self professed failure's nightmarish decent into the underside of American life and his resurrection to the wisdom that emerges from despair....
Christopher Harris
2013-10-27T16:38:30.000Z
@AMSchellenberg "End Zone" by DeLillo? Also have recommended "Infinite Jest" and "A Fan's Notes," I think.      source
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End Zone
Don Delillo - 1986-01-01 (first published in 1972)
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At Logos College in West Texas, huge young men, vacuum-packed into shoulder pads and shiny helmets, play football with intense passion. During an uncharacteristic winning season, the perplexed and distracted running back Gary Harkness has periodic fits of nuclear glee; he is fueled and shielded by his fear of and fascination with nuclear conflict. ...
Christopher Harris
2013-10-27T16:38:30.000Z
@AMSchellenberg "End Zone" by DeLillo? Also have recommended "Infinite Jest" and "A Fan's Notes," I think.      source