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The Man With the Golden Arm by Nelson Algren
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it was amazing
bookshelves: noir, artificial-paradise-real-hell

Beautifully written, deals with tragic, depressing subject matters in a poetically artistic way. Sad and bleak, was very glad to have finally finished this one just to escape the world it put me in. Will never be able to forget it. Think Selby via Faulkner, with a bit of Dostoyevsky, Hugo, and Tennessee Williams mixed in. Subject matter and conclusion may be too much for many.
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Reading Progress

December 22, 2013 – Started Reading
December 22, 2013 – Shelved
December 22, 2013 – Shelved as: noir
December 22, 2013 –
page 128
27.59% "Feeling like I'm reading a cross between Faulkner and Selby."
December 24, 2013 –
page 262
56.47% "The prison banter is priceless."
December 25, 2013 – Finished Reading
December 26, 2013 – Shelved as: artificial-paradise-real-hell

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