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Red Sauce, Whiskey and Snow by August Kleinzahler
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Aug 11, 2008

really liked it
Read in August, 2008

Jazzy and worldly. I feel like I've been around the world on the notes of a saxophone.

Very nice sound qualities (but not overwhelming) and some pretty good lines. Also not sentimental yet successfully sympathetic. Willing to experiment and take risks with lines and images.

One thing I need to criticize is the font choice. Not that this is something that can be changed (as this was published over ten years ago), but the font choice makes the italicized lines difficult to read as italicized; I often had to go back and reread them to see how they sounded the second time. Also, the font itself looks like the entire book's been written in bold, which is a strain on the eyes.

Font not withstanding, this is a unique read for those who want to be taken away while staying firmly at home.

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