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Mike Kleine

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Born
Dakar, Senegal
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Member Since
June 2008

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Mike Kleine is an author who grew up in West Africa. He currently resides in the American Midwest.

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Mastodon Farm

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"DNF. As short as it was, I did not have the patience."
Le Mont Arafat by Mike Kleine
"C'est un livre sur la fin du monde.
Encore un, oui.
Enfin non.
Parce qu'aucun livre du genre, aucune fiction encore à ma connaissance, n'avait atteint ce degré à la fois de néant (inévitable à la fin des temps) et de 'plein' total. Tellement/tellement p" Read more of this review »
La ferme des mastodontes by Mike Kleine
"Je t'aime, Mike.

Dans cette première œuvre, laconique à souhait, (mais la seconde que je lis, Le Mont Arafat étant un chef-d'œuvre total et absolu à mon sens) Mike Kleine présente un monde distillé du nôtre ; un quelque chose de familier mais totaleme" Read more of this review »
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“The water looks really nice like this,” Allen says.
“Yeah,” you say, looking like you are looking at the water, or, at least, how you imagine you would look looking like you are looking at the water.
You look at the water and don’t say anything.
Then you peek, just for a second, to look at Allen.
Allen isn’t even looking at the water.
He’s crying about something.”
Mike Kleine, Mastodon Farm

“You are driving home.
You listen to ‘Tongue Tied’ by Grouplove.
Someone side-swipes the Ferrari.
You almost strike three pedestrians and crash into a Dunkin’ Donuts.
This is somewhere near the Brooklyn Bridge and you find out—later—the lady who hit you, she died.
She was old.
“Wasn’t wearing her glasses,” someone on the street says.
“She was basically driving blind,” the police officer says. “I’m surprised this didn’t happen earlier.”
An EMT examines you.
You try and act normal.
“Am I hurt?” you ask.
“You’re not hurt,” the EMT says.
You talk to the cops.
“Am I in trouble?” you ask.
“You’re not in trouble,” a young cop says.
You freak out a little.
You can smell pomade in your sweat.
“Everything is under control,” someone says—another police officer.
You freak out some more.”
Mike Kleine, Mastodon Farm

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“Writing a novel— actually picking the words and filling in paragraphs— is a tremendous pain in the ass. Now that TV’s so good and the Internet is an endless forest of distraction, it’s damn near impossible. That should be taken into account when ranking the all-time greats. Somebody like Charles Dickens, for example, who had nothing better to do except eat mutton and attend public hangings, should get very little credit.”
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“And I like large parties. They’re so intimate. At small parties there isn’t any privacy.”
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message 11: by Alshia

Alshia Moyez Thank you for accepting my friendship, Mike!


Shovelmonkey1 Hello thanks for the friend request. I look forward to stalking your shelves and reading your reviews.


message 9: by Mike

Mike Kleine Johnny wrote: "Hey Mike."

Hi John.


Johnny Hey Mike.


message 7: by Mike

Mike Kleine Tfitoby wrote: "your answer to my security question, somebody really told you that reading was a waste of time? i honestly thought that was some kind of tv/movie cliche."

Oh that. Yes, somebody did really say that to me in real life, once.

Then you also have the other side of the coin. People who ask you if you read and if you reply "no," then they decide you're not cultured (enough.)


message 6: by Toby

Toby your answer to my security question, somebody really told you that reading was a waste of time? i honestly thought that was some kind of tv/movie cliche.


message 5: by Mike

Mike Kleine Tfitoby wrote: "Mike wrote: "So this story I wrote got published. :)"

i really enjoyed reading this by the way"


Somebody said what? And thanks, for enjoying the story, mainly. Also, for leaving a comment.

:)


message 4: by Toby

Toby Mike wrote: "So this story I wrote got published. :)"

i really enjoyed reading this by the way


message 3: by Toby

Toby wait, somebody really said that to you? in real life?


message 2: by Mike

Mike Kleine A list I made a little while ago... http://www.amazon.com/lm/R369C2CQN0AC...

I still stand by it. Should I make a new one for 2011/2012?


message 1: by Mike

Mike Kleine So this story I wrote got published. :)


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