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Fun with Problems by Robert Stone
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Jan 15, 11

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I picked up this book because I remembered reading, in a New York Times review that it was a "book for grown-ups." It's that. And it's dark. I kept thinking that these are "men's stories," or "manly stories." They're tough, suspenseful, brutal. I sometimes had a visceral reaction brought on by a sense of menace aroused by this Stone's stunning writing. The characters are not likable, some downright distasteful, but are intellectually appealing, highly articulate, complicated, and with more self-knowledge than we usually get in this kind of character. And I couldn't take my eyes off them. Plus, phenomenal writing.
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S. great cover, too


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