Mike Kleine

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Mike Kleine is the author of Lonely Men Club and other texts. He grew up in West Africa and graduated from Grinnell College with a B.A. in French literature. He currently lives somewhere in the Midwest.

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Intensive Thought-Bubbling (Literature & Fiction)
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"A fever dream where every page is a new year, new country, new headspace, and the devil is always nearby, and the heavens are ripping open, and missing people with missing shoes might be on the beach or they might be in the jungle. Either way, it'..." Read more of this review »
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Juliet Takes a Breath by Gabby Rivera
"I loved this! I really love how Rivera puts a community of older multiracial, Portland-based lesbian feminists into ideological tension with a new younger queer/trans poc-centric, Miami-based community via Juliet, who travels through both in this..." 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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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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