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No Longer Human by Osamu Dazai
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the opening of this book, which is a description of three photographs taken of a man over the course of his life, is one of the most best and disturbing things i've ever read. just an absolutely thrilling beginning. the rest of the book doesn't quite live up to it, although it often comes close. it feels a lot like The Stranger or Notes from Underground. i only wish it built more instead of kind of petering out.
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September 19, 2012 – Shelved

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Todd Petty I plan to read this very soon, and even if it does peter out for me, you've made me sufficiently excited for the book's opening...thanks! Also, you should come by NJ some time for a reading, a third signing of my copy of SFNASFTD and thoughtful discussions of The Melvins with whom I am now much better acquainted.

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Ben Loory hey todd! sounds great! i'll be back there for thanksgiving, pretty sure... and also around christmas. you should also check out the melvins live if you can, they should be in NJ any day now...

[goes and checks]

yes! October 5, 2012 – Hoboken, NJ – Maxwell’s (w/Tweak Bird)

they're on this 50 shows in 50 days in 50 states thing...

and they're really amazing live!

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