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Favorite Dyer book?

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Jeb | 6 comments Mod

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Mariah (mariahmr) | 1 comments Paris Trance! For the story. Out of Sheer Rage! For the writing.

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Jeb | 6 comments Mod
Good picks! Agreed on Paris Trance for the story. For me, Rage and Yoga are battling it out for the top writing spot.

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Tad Richards | 1 comments But Beautiful. Lots of people have tried to wax poetic on the subject of jazz -- Dyer succeeded.

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Joe Vess | 2 comments For me it's The Colour of Memory, story and writing, for so many reasons. Partly I'm sure because it was the first one I read, but it's still top. I think Paris Trance is a close second for story though. And I've never managed to finish But Beautiful, despite a couple of tries.

By the way, here's an interview from the Guardian on the new book:

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Linda | 1 comments Paris, Trance knocked me out with the love story between two intelligent individuals. Great dialogue. But after reading Jeff in's a toss up. Currently reading the DH Lawrence one. I get a feeling that the author is letting himself just be who he is.

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Chip | 1 comments Toss up between Yoga and Jeff in Venice. Both seemed glib and surface-y upon first reading, but like the NY Times review of the latter, I couldn't stop thinking about it for the weeks and months after finishing it. A truly gifted and unclassifiable writer.

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Bill | 3 comments out of sheer rage for the hilarity and the amazing trick of being a bio of Lawrence without being a bio of Lawrence. Set the pattern for all that was to the opposite and make it work. How's the colour of money? I've never seen it here.

message 9: by Bill (new)

Bill | 3 comments and but beautiful, just as Tad said...

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