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The Man With the Golden Arm by Nelson Algren
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Jul 11, 09

Read in July, 2009

Dense and provocative, Algren's classic novel about addiction is just as relevant today as it was 60 years ago. Although I found it difficult at first, especially with the slang, I decided to try and read while the soundtrack to the film version played in the background. Immediately, I found that I understood the book better and felt a part of the time period. Can't wait to check out the film and compare the two.
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