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Sleepwalking in Paradise by Andrew O. Dugas
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really liked it

Dugas is to be commended for braving to capture the cultural moment of contemporary San Francisco and for doing so admirably. With one-eyebrow raised, he scribbles out just the sort of people you would meet from such disparate worlds of the booming high-tech economy and persistent street life. He brings a personal intimacy to his rendering of the nooks and crannies in this paradisal city, and even lovingly depicts old warhorses on the literary scene. His young protagonist, Tommy, presents the existential question: where does he belong in this kaleidoscopic world. And Johnny, a bearded man out of the wilderness of Golden Gate Park is his guide.

The ending left me feeling the magical realism had lost its glow. Or else I didn't get the "assignment."

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November 15, 2014 – Finished Reading
August 2, 2015 – Shelved

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