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Lean On Pete by Willy Vlautin
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it was amazing

I love Vlautin's writing and the first reason that comes to mind is his humanity. Vlautin genuinely loves his characters. Sure, some of them are rotten, and bad things happen, but none of it's ever sadistic or pointless. The Motel Life remains my favorite of his, but Lean on Pete is a close second. It's basically a road trip novel involving a horse instead of a car, and it's funny and sad, and sprinkled throughout are moments of genuine beauty and wonder. Vlautin truly is one of my favorite writers.
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Reading Progress

December 26, 2016 – Started Reading
December 26, 2016 – Shelved
January 5, 2017 – Finished Reading

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Huso Daar vind ik inderdaad ook de kracht van Vlautin liggen: in de karakters. Hoe hij die tot leven weet te wekken, hoe je bevriend raakt met ze, hoe je met ze mee weet je leven (en meelijden). Briljant.

Deniz Kuypers Inderdaad!

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