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The Book of Harold by Owen Egerton
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Jul 12, 2010

really liked it
Read in July, 2010

Wonderfully written, thoughtful, often heartbreaking, with a totally engrossing story line. Full of beautiful and/or painful reflections on love, faith, devotion, Austin, and the American way of life. I first came to know of Owen as a comedic performer (Mister Sinus Theater-->the Sinus Show-->Master Pancake), and it's wonderful to see this hometown hero stretching his talent in another direction so impressively.

I'm now very much looking forward to reading his first novel, Marshall Hollenzer Is Driving... I've read his short story collection -- How Best to Avoid Dying -- and while I'd recommend that as well, I'd say read this one first; it's an outstanding introduction to Owen as an author.

I can't believe I get to chitchat with this guy on the playground sometimes while our kids run around (yay Austin). Can't wait to ask him some questions about the book. Preferably over a big greasy breakfast at a Waffle House, for which he seems to have an extreme fondness.
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