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Trouble by Patrick Somerville
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Feb 01, 2010

it was amazing

Somerville is fast becoming one of my favorite writers. His words sing with electricity, his characters jump off the page. His stories are so alive, it sometimes hurts. But more than anything, Somerville has a wicked sense of humor: dark and sly, sometimes it hits you in the gut, sometimes it's a light touch.
His work is reminiscent of many writers I had to read in writing workshops, and sometimes his prose feels planned to be read in that way. But his talent is clear and his stories luminous, and I am anxiously awaiting more work.

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