John Addiego

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John Addiego has published three novels, the most recent a mystery published this year titled The Jaguar Tree. He's also published numerous stories and poems in literary journals and is a former poetry editor at the Northwest Review. Raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, he now lives with his wife, Ellen in Corvallis, Oregon.

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John Addiego Write for the joy, not the money, even though I've made hundreds of dollars writing novels over the span of a few decades.
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The Islands of Divine Music

3.46 avg rating — 28 ratings — published 2008 — 5 editions
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Tears of the Mountain

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The Jaguar Tree

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Lake Success by Gary Shteyngart
Lake Success
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It was a real treat to read such hilarious writing, an absurd On the Road story about a hedge fund villain as protagonist with the Trump election in the background. So much of it was painfully accurate about the emotional jungle of marriage, and a ch ...more
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Telex from Cuba by Rachel Kushner
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White Tears by Hari Kunzru
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This is a brilliant exploration of the cultural appropriation of black music by white boys, and I will confess to falling under this category during my youth. Okay, maybe even longer than that. It's also a beautifully detailed and crazy journey of ob ...more
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The Feral Detective by Jonathan Lethem
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Lethem is brilliant, the author of several of my favorite novels, and this story has moments that shine with his particular flair, but it misses a lot, too. It's worth reading for the giant dharma Ferris wheel in the desert if nothing else, and the e ...more
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Satin Island by Tom McCarthy
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This is a very funny and imaginative novel, and I felt like I should have read his earlier books first to really get what he's doing (he's an avant-garde artist), but even by itself this is a great exploration of pretension and vanity in the sort of ...more
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There There by Tommy Orange
There There
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This is a powerful, amazing, unique novel! Seems like two major currents run through it: what it's like to be an "urban Indian" and what that quote by Gertrude Stein about Oakland really means (No there there). This story gives us a rare and gut-wren ...more
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Leaving the Gay Place by Tracy Daugherty
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This is a literary and cultural biography of the first order. Billy Lee Brammer is not exactly a household name, but he was a close friend and confidante to a wide array of history-makers such as LBJ, Janis Joplin, and Ken Kesey. He wrote one of the ...more
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Frank Zappa
“The illusion of freedom will continue as long as it's profitable to continue the illusion. At the point where the illusion becomes too expensive to maintain, they will just take down the scenery, they will pull back the curtains, they will move the tables and chairs out of the way and you will see the brick wall at the back of the theater.”
Frank Zappa

45289 World Mysteries and Thrillers — 1999 members — last activity Feb 04, 2019 02:17PM
The place to be if you love mysteries with an 'international' flavor. Diverse authors, here: Jo Nesbo, Carmen Amato, Henry Chang, Arnaldur Indridason ...more



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