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Van Gogh's Bad Café by Frederic Tuten
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Aug 28, 2009

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Tuten is no better than Tom Robbins, objectifying unlovable women with senseless worship which, while it is in a sense more than they deserve, is still just ownership.

The girl is an asshole.

The narrator has nothing better to do than convince himself he loves her.

Van Gogh is a sketch, and a pathetic one at that.

Why bother writing such beautiful (albeit often pointlessly florid) prose if you're going to put it to ends such as this?

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message 1: by Kristen (new)

Kristen You are generous with your stars, sir. After reading your review, I expected less than three! :)

Jeremy Still, the guy is "a writer's writer," in terms of word-by-word craft. Objectively, the book is "good." I just happen to think that a person who writes the content he has must be a bit of a jerkoff.

message 3: by Kristen (new)

Kristen All right. That makes sense.

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