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The Novelist & the Rapper is a collection of stories and essays that weave together Nobel Banquet speeches, hip-hop interviews, Colonel Sanders’ autobiography, and the 1777 diary of a forgotten Revolutionary War hero to create a unique mix of found text, memoir, and fiction. Pieces from the collection have been published in McSweeney’s, Ninth Letter, Punk Planet, Fourt ...more
Paperback, 1st, 206 pages
Published February 15th 2012
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Lara
Nov 12, 2012 rated it liked it
I enjoyed this book. It is quite eclectic, and entertaining on the surface. The cover is designed like a CD jewel case, which fits the theme.

Below the surface is some sometimes dark commentary on the lives of artists, both musically and literary, and the trends our culture finds relevant. The author is present throghout the work, commentint on every day life and current ideas. The voice is original and authentic.

Some background knowledge of the people mentioned will enhance your enjoyment of thi
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Amanda
Sep 12, 2013 rated it really liked it
I had to read this book twice, partially because I didn't catch all of the pop culture references and again because I thought I couldn't possibly be reading what I read. The words are all common, but the messages they are sending are almost unthinkable.

I recommend this book to anyone that likes a challenge or anyone that likes to read off the wall things.
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Dec 03, 2012 rated it really liked it
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This is a COOL read, eclectic and fun. I did not want to put it down. At times I really felt for the characters,other times I was laughing. I really love the use of different media sources..certainly made for a unique one of a kind book.
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Mickey Hess is the author of Big Wheel at the Cracker Factory, The Nostalgia Echo, and Is Hip Hop Dead? In December 2015 HarperCollins will release the paperback of The Dirty Version, the Ol' Dirty Bastard biography Mickey co-wrote with Buddha Monk. Mickey is Professor of English at Rider University in New Jersey.
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