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True History of the Kelly Gang
A Novel
Peter Carey - Dec 04, 2001 (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
Jan 02, 2020
@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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Infinite Jest
David Foster Wallace - Nov 13, 2006 (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
Oct 27, 2013
@AMSchellenberg "End Zone" by DeLillo? Also have recommended "Infinite Jest" and "A Fan's Notes," I think.      source
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Sonny Bunch
A Fan's Notes
Frederick Exley - Aug 12, 1988 (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
Oct 27, 2013
@AMSchellenberg "End Zone" by DeLillo? Also have recommended "Infinite Jest" and "A Fan's Notes," I think.      source
End Zone
Don Delillo - Jan 01, 1986 (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
Oct 27, 2013
@AMSchellenberg "End Zone" by DeLillo? Also have recommended "Infinite Jest" and "A Fan's Notes," I think.      source