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The Runner by David Samuels
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Aug 24, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: nonfiction, running

David Samuels - The Runner

""I knew that I could trust him on one count: the story of his life would have only a tangential relation to whatever version of it I chose to write... The fact that the dream of becoming someone new is doomed to failure is not really so bad, since ever story ends in failure. It's just a particular kind of story, that's all. Living suspended between the present and the future, 300 million flowers bloom in midair."

[4 stars for Augustinian philosophy, the places where truth and lies intersect, a runner that just kept running... and none of it at all what I expected.]
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