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John Darnielle

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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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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 1... Read more of this blog post »
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Wolf in White Van

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Universal Harvester

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This is a very fine and subtle book that reminded me, a little, of the French "new novel" in structure: the reader is left to draw connections, form conclusions, put the pieces together. I like books in which the consequences of a single action are m ...more
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Gorgeously written, peopled, drawn, plotted, developed - there's nothing to it; it's some young women at a language-leaning camp; from this simple focus Dhuibhne draws out some of the richest characterizations I've ever read. The scene in which Orla ...more
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“When you punish a person for dreaming his dream
Don't expect him to thank or forgive you.”
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“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.”
John Darnielle, Wolf in White Van

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