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From episode 3, in which both Mike and Tom reveal probably too much about their respective pasts.

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John Spillane
Sep 27, 2010 John Spillane rated it really liked it
I really didn't like any but the first twenty pages and the last two, but that final page was so good that my opinion of the book completely reversed course. I can take and enjoy bleak, but this was a lot of uninteresting bleak. That said, the fast catchy part of the song isn't nearly as good without the plodding lead up. Plus this thing is really short.
Mike Ingram
May 05, 2011 Mike Ingram rated it it was amazing
Upgraded from four to five stars on second read. While there are flaws here, what work of art doesn't have flaws? Flaws make something interesting. A disjointed point of view, in this case, the kind of thing that would get criticized in a workshop, but which proves the old writing adage: You can do anything you want, as long as you're good enough to pull it off.

I've seen criticism of this book's supposed datedness, or a general feeling that the old "jaded, nihilistic characters moping around" ge
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Melissa Reddish
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