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I am Going to Clone Myself Then Kill the Clone and Eat It
It's the kind of thing you need to read a few times, like old poetry, only less boring. Seemingly disconnected short bits, long bits, prose poetry, pl ...more
Mar 18, 2009
Feb 16, 2009
**spoiler alert** To try to review this book and explain it away would be gauche. Instead I offer the uninitiated a primer. Ways you, too, can enjoy t ...more
Jan 29, 2009
Jan 08, 2009
The Gargoyle
This hardback edition as a physical object is a beauty to behold and the affecting imagery inside encourages the use of words like 'behold'. Fantasy i ...more
Nov 24, 2008
Sep 03, 2008
Eeeee Eee Eeee
eeeee eee eeee cemented my tao love. wish it never took me so long to read this, but it did and sometimes things have to. feel like i will never look ...more
May 09, 2011
Apr 27, 2011
Living with the Truth
Well-written in the traditional sense, this novel is bursting with cultural references for the right reader. It also has a strong moral to impart, and ...more
Oct 13, 2008
Jul 20, 2008
The Kasahara School Of Nihilism
it's the first day of the last year of school and the path ahead looks bleak. days pass, things happen. i read this book three times. when i think abo ...more
Jul 29, 2010
Jul 07, 2010
Venus as a Boy
I loved this book, but weeks after reading it I still can't figure out why. I don't like memoirs or biographies, I don't care whether things are based ...more
Dec 20, 2008
Dec 19, 2008
Normally Special
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read this last year and hadn't logged into goodreads for awhile, but that doesn't matter because a lot of it is still fresh in mind, a testament to th ...more
Sep 10, 2011
Apr 27, 2011
Walks With Men: Fiction
nice quick read. i felt more attracted to its style than its content and kept being more interested in how it was written than what it was about. i gu ...more
Jan 12, 2012
Jul 09, 2011
Down and Out on Murder Mile
I love the voice. The tone. The structure. The pace. I would love to have Tony O'neill sit on my couch and tell me stories and shoot up and read poetr ...more
Feb 20, 2009
Oct 17, 2008
Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72
This book - which I bought in a thriftshop when I was a lazy but idealistic seventeen year old and has been languishing in my bookshelf ever since - c ...more
Dec 14, 2008
Dec 09, 2008
The Easter Parade
i love this book but i hate this book. it made me existentially depressed or something. but also i didn't know yates could be be so sexy. and life so ...more
Oct 22, 2010
Oct 17, 2010
All the Pretty Horses (The Border Trilogy, #1)
this is very intricate, which surprised me after reading and loving the road and outer dark, but i didn't love this any less. and it was kind of roman ...more
Dec 12, 2010
Dec 01, 2010
The Drunk Sonnets
Each sonnet is line by line brilliant. Like proper drunks some lines love you man, some lines pick fights with you, some sing. All are incredibly vivi ...more
Oct 31, 2009
Oct 19, 2009
I Don’t Respect Female Expression
frank is a badass, see my review at we who are about to die.
Jun 20, 2011
Jun 20, 2011
The Changeling
At a high level it is simply sad and in the end I was left with this empty, hard to describe feeling, although I usually get depressed when I finish a ...more
May 07, 2009
Aug 29, 2008
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
effing loved this book, so fun, not overly cheesy but quite emo, full of teen-angst-quelling goodness, energy, momentum, and happily solid writing.
Jan 10, 2012
Jan 15, 2012
The Book of Other People
I normally shy away from things described as, 'a who's who of [literature, art, cinema, etc]' but when they're good, they're really good. AL Kennedy a ...more
Mar 2008
Feb 19, 2008
A Feast Of Snakes
Quick, enthralling, raw, so uncomfortable to read at times I had to look away and catch my breath. I learned and loved. Great character names. I exper ...more
Sep 15, 2009
Jul 22, 2008
Morsels of goodness tightly packed to bursting with inventiveness and fun and wit and originality and all kinds of heart / belly filling happiness tha ...more
May 2009
Apr 15, 2009
The Old Man and the Sea
I confess I was only reading this because it is short and I wanted to know for a fact that I do not like Hemingway. I have no interest in fishing and ...more
Jul 14, 2008
Jun 27, 2008
Very Beautiful Women
obviously the FIVE STARS are for all the other lovely young ladies i am hiding behind
Dec 15, 2011
Feb 16, 2012
Another Bullshit Night in Suck City
maybe i like memoir more now. i thought about fathers and father figures a lot and that was nice to do because i had not done that in a long time (as ...more
Mar 17, 2011
Sep 06, 2010
Breaking and Entering
Intriguing characters and a sense of quotidian magic, like life's a fairytale but no one knows. Of the characters, I am most intrigued by Joy's childr ...more
Oct 27, 2010
Oct 22, 2010
every harry crews character takes up residence in my body forever. i think that the mind that thinks of these things sees them amazing. the way crews' ...more
Nov 15, 2010
Nov 11, 2010
submarine illuminates the paradoxically close yet distant relationship of growing kids with parents in a way that's compassionate to both yet truth-te ...more
Jan 08, 2011
Dec 19, 2010
Stories II
this book is the six-toed blonde bombshell at the party -- fun and real. i talked to the author:
Dec 02, 2010
Dec 01, 2010
The Bird Room. Chris Killen
'Reviewing' this book makes me think of words like inventive, short, dreamlike, sharp. Each little sentence erupts with meaning on a giant splash of m ...more
Jan 23, 2009
Dec 19, 2008
Light Boxes
I love this book. I love the way it's worded, I love the way it's paced, I love the way it's broken up. Like little snowballs I wanted to put the 'cha ...more
Mar 10, 2009
Jan 17, 2009
Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlives
Pretty little book with pretty little stories. I like the author's photo as well, which seems to say to me, I really am a science guy! Just look at th ...more
Sep 10, 2009
Jun 27, 2009
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