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Which Brings Me to You by Steve Almond
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Mar 28, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: beach-reads
Read from March 08 to 21, 2011

Enjoyable and light, though with many flashes of insight throughout. The writing is almost too good, as though the couple writing letters to each other were secretly professional writers on assignment. I loved the opening lines..."I know my own kind. We're obvious to each other. I suppose this is true of other kinds, too: military brats, for example, anarchists, mattress salesmen, women who once got ponies as birthday gifts."

Another good one: "I began to realize that my life had been carted off along with Elton Birch, this wild other inside of myself. I was being taught that those who are truly alive don't make it. I was learning that Kelly, my pasty obdurate roommate, would survive, along with my aching parents; but Elton would not, and my choices, from then on, would have to be made with that knowledge, that full unavoidable ugly truth."


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