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Everything Happens Today by Jesse Browner
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Mar 19, 12

bookshelves: favorites-of-2012, favorites, fiction, read-in-2012
Read in March, 2012

I picked this up a few hours ago and was not at all expecting to finish it in one sitting, but once I started, I couldn't stop (the fact that it has no chapters and thus no natural pause points, helped). It was a delight going backwards and forwards over the course of about 48 hours with Wes, a typical wannabe-novelist, literature-obsessed teenager who just takes himself way too seriously. He imagines himself as Prince Andre from "War and Peace", but of course, he's much more Holden Caulfield. Because of his intellect and interest, there were literature, musical and political references aplenty, which I love. My only hesitancy is in the constant references to Twitter, Facebook, iPhones, etc. but I'll let history determine whether this book has a shelf life. All I know is I loved it.
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