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The Sick List by Ansgar Allen
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it was amazing
Read 2 times. Last read May 5, 2022 to May 18, 2022.

Ansgar Allen's The Sick List is a compelling work of art and a fine contribution to Thomas Bernhard studies. At least twice, the text produced irregular guffaws and giggles that burst out in such a cacaphonic manner that I feared the neighbors or random passersby might alert the authorities to my condition. Alas, to the best of my knowledge, no such communication came to pass, and I finished the novella outside under a public awning minutes before a massive thunderstorm erupted. Good book.
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Reading Progress

July 9, 2021 – Started Reading
July 9, 2021 – Shelved
July 10, 2021 –
page 11
9.17% "I was enjoying this one-paragraph wonder at 2 a.m., but then due to fits of uncontrollable laughter--the weird kind with strange noises where you doubt your ability to breathe and fear the neighbors may call the authorities--I had to stop reading, calm myself, and turn off the lights. So far, it does for academic mentoring and textual analysis what Auggie's Revenge and FFYLD have done for the adjunct experience."
July 10, 2021 –
page 30
25.0% "perfect for Thomas Bernhard fans destroyed by academia"
July 11, 2021 –
page 55
45.83% "Every Gordon should read this novella."
July 12, 2021 –
page 81
67.5% "Ansgar Allen's The Sick List is must-read academic life meets Thomas Bernhard in a fancy new world of giraffe spittle, stall squatting, dehydration, and catatonia. Discard your life and read this novella."
July 13, 2021 –
page 101
84.17% "And then on page 97, this snide little Bernhard wannabe has the audacity to vent about overdone "negativity" in Horacio Castellanos Moya's Revulsion: Thomas Bernhard in San Salvador.

Noted: he leaves translation and translator(s) out of it. . ."
July 15, 2021 – Finished Reading
May 5, 2022 – Started Reading
May 5, 2022 –
page 11
9.17% "a reread"
May 6, 2022 –
page 25
May 8, 2022 –
page 35
May 14, 2022 –
page 81
67.5% "The giraffe scene is on page 78."
May 14, 2022 –
page 94
May 18, 2022 – Finished Reading

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