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At Last There Is Nothing Left to Say

3.97  ·  Rating details ·  174 Ratings  ·  13 Reviews
Taking the form of an artist's journal, Good's tales grind through dark, often violent places animated by voices warped by hallucination and flesh chafed by reality. From the ramblings of an opium-riddled adventurer to treatises on life from a mind rattled by the world; from the tragic end of a teen queen to a day in the life of a rock star; from the execution of the Self ...more
Paperback, 180 pages
Published January 1st 2001 by Insomniac Press (first published September 1st 2000)
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Kat Wood
Sep 22, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Matthew Good is probably my all time favoriet musician. I love his cynisim and world political awareness. The darkness in his music defintely translate into this book. Love Love Love...is all I can say.
Kristel
Nov 26, 2009 rated it did not like it
The blurbs on the back of the book pretty much say it all: "Complete crap from beginning to end." or "...extremely redundant and wandering. The kind of book that makes you feel like you've wasted precious hours of your life for nothing."

I enjoyed this book more when I was younger, now I just wonder how I didn't see then how utterly stupid it is. Here's a quotation from You Can Tell Them I'm Coming. And Hell's Coming With Me, which is probably the truest bit in this book:

So you're probably askin
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Shawn Birss
Jun 17, 2015 rated it it was ok
I really don't know how to rate this book. It is one of five or fewer books that has ever given me a profound sense of horror, to a degree that moved me beyond my control. Others that have moved me so include A Wrinkle in Time, when I was a child, 1984, issue 100 of The Walking Dead, and House of Leaves. All of those books I consider among the best I've ever read. The horror I experienced reading Matthew Good's book, however, was mixed with a thick disgust that grew with each page. I could not f ...more
Sarah
May 16, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
What I learned from this book:
Screwing with Tele-evangelists is highly amusing
If a porn star invites you back to her apartment, say no.
Do not swim in a hot tub full of spiked jello when drunk
How to fake multiple personality disorder
Always listen to The Handbook
Nobody knows what the purple switch does
Matthew Good writes fantastic short stories.
Allison Brown
Apr 23, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Matthew Good, Chuck Palahniuk, Douglas Coupland fans
I absolutely loved this book from start to finish - Matt's collection of short stories bring a lot to the table. His satire and humor made the book that much better, and I would recommend to anyone who is a fan of Chuck Palahniuk or Douglas Copeland.
At Last there is nothing left to say has definitely become one of my favourite books.
Jesseehenthorn
Aug 04, 2010 rated it really liked it
From this book: I learned the rules of life.
Steve
Oct 13, 2010 rated it liked it
A collection of ramblings by one of my favourite Canadian musicians. It's not hard to see where his song writing comes from when you read some of the more personal stories here.
Jennifer
Apr 13, 2009 rated it it was amazing
I love this man.
daniel
Dec 27, 2007 rated it really liked it
brilliantly entertaining.
Dan Green
Nov 16, 2007 rated it it was amazing
This book of short storys was my inspiration to start writing my own short storys. Very well done indeed!
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Nov 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing
read this book.
Marie
Aug 08, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Odd, fragmented, weird and utterly lovely.
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