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The Instructions by Adam Levin
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Jan 04, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: the-exalted
Read in October, 2010

Ever since I caught wind of this novel and heard that it had been picked up by McSweeney's (publishing), I waited and waited and waited in heavy, Christmas Eve-like anticipation. Luckily, I'm in the best book club this planet offers(TRBC!), so I was sent the novel a month before it came out, and knocked it out and discussed the novel (through the book club) with the author. Oh, did I mention it clocks in at over 1,000 pages? The tome is written with delicate detail and is one of the funniest and funnest books I've read in a long time. If you took Don DeLillo, Philip Roth, Jerzy Kosinski and -- I only use this on rare occasions -- David Foster Wallace, blended their styles up and added some chutzpah, you'd have the writing of Adam Levin.
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