Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Left of the Loop” as Want to Read:
Left of the Loop
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating

Left of the Loop

3.33 of 5 stars 3.33  ·  rating details  ·  3 ratings  ·  1 review
Set in the mid 1980s, Left of the Loop chronicles the misadventures of two roommates living in a decrepit loft building just west of Chicago's famed Loop. Narrating the story is Spungkdt, a poet who uses the raw material of the surrounding meatpacking district to give his writing verve. His roommate Stark is drummer for a hapless rock and roll band pursuing ever-elusive su ...more
Paperback, 187 pages
Published by Xlibris Corporation
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Left of the Loop, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Left of the Loop

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-6 of 6)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
For anyone considering this book, let me note right off the top that I don't think anyone would consider "Left of the Loop" to be a highly-polished work. It is self-indulgent, erratically written, and essentially devoid of plot.

But this thin tome touched a lot of things that are close to my heart: the beauty of decay, of the city, of man-made things, and of wide open prairie; the "dissipated" quest, to use a term from the novel, that all of us seemed to be on in the late-1980's; and how we seeme
Diego Cano
Diego Cano marked it as to-read
Mar 12, 2014
Peter marked it as to-read
Jul 10, 2012
Rachel added it
Sep 06, 2011
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
Tim W. Brown was born and raised in Rockford, Illinois. In 1983 he graduated summa cum laude from Northern Illinois University with a degree in American studies. He is the author of four published novels, Deconstruction Acres (1997), Left of the Loop (2001), Walking Man (2008), and Second Acts (2010). His fiction, poetry and nonfiction have appeared in over two hundred publications, including Anot ...more
More about Tim Brown...
Change by Design: How Design Thinking Transforms Organizations and Inspires Innovation Pocket Guide to Combining Typefaces Desing Thinking: uma metodologia poderosa para decretar o fim das velhas ideias The Making of a Man: How Men and Boys Honor God and Live with Integrity Imperfect: An Improbable Life

Share This Book