David Ohle





David Ohle


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David Ohle is an American writer, novelist, and a lecturer at the University of Kansas, Lawrence. After receiving his M.A. from KU, he taught at the University of Texas at Austin from 1975 to 1984. In 2002 he began teaching fiction writing and screenwriting as a part-time lecturer at the University of Kansas. His short fiction has appeared in Esquire, the Transatlantic Review, Paris Review, and Harper's, among other magazines.
While it remained out of print for over thirty years, his first novel Motorman (initially published in 1972) gathered a quiet cult following, was circulated through photocopies, and went on to become an influence to a generation of American writers such as Shelley Jackson and Ben Marcus.
His subsequent novels The Age of
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Average rating: 4.04 · 1,321 ratings · 188 reviews · 14 distinct worksSimilar authors
Motorman

4.10 avg rating — 742 ratings — published 1972 — 6 editions
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The Age of Sinatra

3.71 avg rating — 105 ratings — published 2004 — 2 editions
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The Pisstown Chaos

3.70 avg rating — 64 ratings — published 2008 — 3 editions
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Boons & The Camp

4.02 avg rating — 46 ratings — published 2009 — 2 editions
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The Old Reactor

3.15 avg rating — 40 ratings — published 2013 — 3 editions
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The Blast

4.05 avg rating — 20 ratings — published 2014
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The Devil in Kansas: 3 Stor...

3.53 avg rating — 17 ratings — published 2012 — 2 editions
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Those Bones (chapbook)

it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 3 ratings
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Mutate Or Die - With Burrou...

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 2007
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Cursed from Birth

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4.06 avg rating — 147 ratings — published 2002 — 3 editions
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“I thought it best, finally, to start seeing where I've been rather than where I'm going.”
David Ohle, The Age of Sinatra

“The Jelly is apparently rising behind me. I could sit here and wait for it to cover me or move on, I don't know. Now that I have a few feelings to consider, and attitudes, decisions are more difficult. I suppose I'll step wherever I see a dry spot. Whenever The Jelly nips at my heels, I'll take a forward step. I'll get along.”
David Ohle

“What is my sin, Cock? Have I eaten innocent tissue, innocent muscle too often? I always killed them, in the old days, before I ate them. Now I'm afraid I wouldn't hesitate to eat them alive. ”
David Ohle



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