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A Regular Guy by Mona Simpson
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Jul 18, 2011

it was amazing

Another great book by Mona Simpson! I'm so disappointed that this was the last one I had to read by her - now I'll have to wait more than a year for her to release another one. In the first few chapters I wasn't sure if I'd be able to get into it, but became fascinated by all of the characters. She is just such a great character writer. Though frustrating, Owens, the "regular guy", was as irregular as they come and kept me interested and captivated. Simpson's writing seems almost raw at times, like she just puts on the paper the exact thoughts she thinks a character would have, no literary filters applied, if that makes any sense, and that makes her writing seem so much more genuine and so great! I highly recommend this book, it is just as good as "My Hollywood", though I'd still call "Anywhere But Here" my very favorite Mona Simpson book.

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