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Gates of Eden by Ethan Coen
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Nov 08, 07

Recommended for: short fiction fans
Read in November, 2007

Cohen's descriptive-style is gritty, insightful, and true to life. One of the stories sounds like a conversation you overhear in a townie bar; another, you are in the head of a discontented father of two eccentric young sons--sons for which he deduces the world will swallow up and then why, he asks should this alienation and detachment suffer yet another generation. Distinct, cutting dark humor--we love it!

Aaron and I are listing to these stories on audio cassette, and I the listening experience, hearing the voices of John Goodman, Steve Buscemi, John Turturro--all Cohens' friends, I'm sure since they are frequently in their films, is a real pleasure. This is one of the best audio-book experiences I've heard because of the various textures in the many voices selected to read/convey each story.



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