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Song of the Silent Snow by Hubert Selby Jr.
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Aug 04, 2008

it was amazing
Read in August, 2008

This collection of stories is excellent, notably "The Coat". The protagonists are all named Harry or Harold, with only one exception. At first I thought they all referred to the same person, but one or two of the stories make that seem unlikely. Reading about it on damazon, I came across an angry exchange between two reviewers: one complained on the Harry thing and the other said the complainer had "missed the point," implying some arcane significance to them all being Harry that was obvious to the ins. Hmmm, the protag from Requiem For A Dream is named Harry--I think one of the main guys in Last Exit to Brooklyn is, too. So maybe there is some weird point! Anyway, it's a nice touch, whatever it stands for.

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Kirk Harry is the every-man, the average "Joe." We're all a bit Harry on the inside

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