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Breathing Out the Ghost by Kirk Curnutt
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Jul 11, 2008

it was amazing
bookshelves: gr-author, owned, pants-crappingly-awesome
Read in May, 2008

This was a gritty, visceral, emotional, hard-ass sonofabitch of a book. It deals with harsh realities of grief, drug addiction, sexual deviance, obsession, depression, and a little redemption. It was a novel that made me feel deeply and relate to characters with whom I have nothing in common. It drew me in and then punched me in the gut in the final pages. Bravo, Mr. Curnutt.

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message 1: by Kim (new) - rated it 5 stars

Kim But is his name spelled correctly?

Sarah I dunno. It kind of looks like a loop, followed by an i, followed by another loop. Maybe we should add Loopy on to his ever-growing list of nicknames.

message 3: by Kim (new) - rated it 5 stars

Kim You know, Chairy could do that analysis thing on it... we could unlock the key of Curnuttery.

As long as it wasn't Updike-esque.

message 4: by Sarah (last edited May 12, 2008 07:48PM) (new) - rated it 5 stars

Sarah Actually, he has pretty nice penmanship. For a boy. But no. No c-words.

message 5: by Kim (new) - rated it 5 stars

Kim ooh... that's such a thing for me, seriously, guys with good penmanship turn me on.

sad, huh?

Sarah Yeah, kind of. I'm not gonna lie.

message 7: by Kim (new) - rated it 5 stars

Kim It's okay, I'm used to being pathetic. They have to have good shoes too.

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