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The Karaoke Singer's Guide to Self-Defense by Tim Kinsella
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Mar 13, 12

Read from February 24 to March 13, 2012

** spoiler alert ** I'm a fan of Kinsella's many bands, and I particularly love the witty word play of his lyrics. His prose is just as smart/ peculiar. I just didn't connect with this story. As a new mother, I was disturbed by the late (and slightly sympathetic) introduction of a man who has kidnapped and raped a 6 year old boy, then holds him captive for 9 years.
Others have described this book as funny, but I found it sad. It's probably funny in the way I found Gummo funny in 12th grade, when I didn't think it was possible for people to be that pathetic.

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