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Jon rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Fight Song by Joshua Mohr
Fight Song
by Joshua Mohr (Goodreads Author)
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The Ask by Sam Lipsyte
The Ask
by Sam Lipsyte (Goodreads Author)
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I really liked this book but I think Homeland was far more original, compelling, masterful. This guy is the type of author that just intimidates me endlessly with his talent. Next to Dennis Cooper, there's no one writing better fiction right now.
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Zazen by Kido Inoue
Zazen: The Way to Awakening
by Kido Inoue (Goodreads Author)
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I'd have given this an extra half star if possible. I liked it better than three stars but I was lost at times. Some of the prose though are just white hot. Here's my full review

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Zazen by Vanessa Veselka
Zazen
by Vanessa Veselka (Goodreads Author)
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The Gospel of Anarchy by Justin  Taylor
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If I could, I'd give this book an extra half star. I have to say that I really like this writer. I thought his story collection was fantastic and I think he's one of the only young authors right now who focuses on things that are truly interesting. H...more
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A Stranger on the Planet by Adam Schwartz
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I said in my review of The Lie, that it was the last book that I love, and that was a lie, fancy that.

This book was. Having never been a huge Bellow fan, nor that big of a Roth fan, I've never really had a great Jewish novelist to call my own. Adam...more
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Imperial Bedrooms by Bret Easton Ellis
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The Lie by Chad Kultgen
The Lie
by Chad Kultgen
read in January, 2010
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This is probably the last novel that I loved.

No reason to describe this book other than to say that it's brusque, it's vulgar and it's trenchant, it's everything I look for in a novel. With Kultgen's first novel, I could see him being written off as...more
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We Tell Ourselves Stories in Order to Live by Joan Didion
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This is the last book to have rocked my world. Before this I'd only read "The White Album" and upon beginning this book I felt the same thrill that I felt discovering some of my other favorite authors, people like Harry Crews or Dennis Cooper.

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Everything Here Is the Best Thing Ever by Justin  Taylor
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