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John Darnielle

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in Bloomington, Indiana, The United States

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John Darnielle (/dɑrˈniːl/, born March 16, 1967) is an American musician, best known as the primary (and often solitary) member of the American band the Mountain Goats, for which he is the writer, composer, guitarist, pianist and vocalist.

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Traveler of the Century

When people send or give me a book, I always try to make a point of saying: "It takes me forever to get around to anything." My editor at FSG, Sean McDonald, gave me Neuman's Traveler of the Century during one of our earliest meetings -- before I'd even finished Wolf in White Van, I think. I started reading Traveler...last week.

So far it's tremendous -- I often struggle with stories involving 19th Read more of this blog post »
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Wolf in White Van

3.71 avg rating — 21,256 ratings — published 2014 — 33 editions
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Universal Harvester

3.23 avg rating — 13,009 ratings — published 2017 — 17 editions
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Master of Reality

4.08 avg rating — 1,682 ratings — published 2008 — 8 editions
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Mays 20

3.33 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 2012
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Devil House

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Topograph: New Writing from...

4.13 avg rating — 16 ratings — published 2010
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Uncertainties Volume IV

4.23 avg rating — 13 ratings — published 2020
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“When you punish a person for dreaming his dream
Don't expect him to thank or forgive you.”
John Darnielle

“People say friends don't destroy one another - what do they know about friends?”
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“This is why people cry at the movies: because everybody’s doomed. No one in a movie can help themselves in any way. Their fate has already staked its claim on them from the moment they appear onscreen.”
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