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Half Empty is a story of romance and its repercussions among hipsters in Brooklyn. A young man named Dennis, newly sober, becomes entangled in two romantic triangles: with the ex-girlfriend who represents his wilder, freer past, and the cool, aloof heiress who represents a comfortable-but more controlled-future. As the three lovers jockey for power and position, deceiving ...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published December 1st 2008 by Undie Press C/O Tim Hall (first published December 12th 2004)
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Jessica
Jan 03, 2009 Jessica rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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The only thing I like more than a crisply-written literary novel with carefully-observed details, big themes (man's inhumanity to man, man in search of himself, etc. etc.), and well-deserved skewerings of Williamsburg hipsters and office loonies is a crisply-written literary novel with carefully-observed details, big themes, and well-deserved skewerings of Williamsburg hipsters and office loonies that also contains at least one deeply penetrating anal scene.

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Ben
Mar 15, 2008 Ben rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A most excellent read, a love note to love gone wrong, and New York City, though not New York City per se, but Brooklyn, and more specifically what Brooklyn looked like in the not so distant past before it became the Brooklyn that everyone now wants to move to, but can no longer afford.
Elizabeth Plaid
Aug 19, 2010 Elizabeth Plaid rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"Half Empty" doesn't deal with the stereotypical "struggle" of sobriety, such as fighting the urge to relapse. Instead, there's a far more common "struggle" with our protagonist's sobriety: facing reality and figuring out what to do with your life. I've never abused substances, but I have to say I related really well to Dennis. I'm part-way through college after dealing with anxiety attacks for several years now. Just like Dennis, I ask myself, "Now what am I going to do?" While there isn't a hu ...more
Jason Jordan
Jan 10, 2009 Jason Jordan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It's Halloween and protagonist Dennis Huckle is thirty days sober. Little does he know that he's about to become involved in a love triangle, an interpersonal war at his job, and the ever-present struggle to remain sober. So begins Half Empty, the debut novel from Tim Hall. Similar in many respects to Hall's latest novel Full of It: The Birth, Death, and Life of an Underground Newspaper, his first contains several likeable characters, solid dialogue, and intriguing plots. Yeah, they're perhaps t ...more
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Dec 29, 2011 Structure rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Bought this at Ken Wohlrob's table at a small press fair in NYC a few years back. Looking forward to reading this.
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Recommended to Tracey by: Joanne
Book Club Book 49 - Chosen by Joanne!

This book was written by one of the Book Club girls' brother-in-law but I'm sorry to say I didn't enjoy it!
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Fall 2013--my first mystery, DEAD STOCK, has been published by Cozy Cat Press. Available at Amazon for Kindle or paperback.

Previously, Journalist, independent author and publisher. Two novels, HALF EMPTY and FULL OF IT, and two collections of stories, TRIUMPH OF THE WON'T and ONE DAMN THING AFTER ANOTHER.

My style is something I call Screwball Tragedy, finding the humor in pain and the ambivalenc
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