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Ask the Dust by John Fante
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Aug 30, 2007

it was amazing
bookshelves: lit

So I have to give Mo credit for this one. Her recommendation. Apparently John Fante was the inspiration for Bukowski (which could be erither a good thing or terrible thing, depending on your persepective), a fellow Los Angeles writer working in the 20's (I think). I think the appeal is the honesty that seems to come from the characters.

The book is a genuinely twisted love story, or obsession story that was bound for failure. I read another Fante, "Wait Until Spring, Bandini". It's good, but this one is special. And it's short, read it in a couple of days.

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