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Warning: this book is not about Portlandia. And it is also not funny. And it was mostly about Brownstein's involvement with a band I'd never heard of (yes, I'm not hip). It is highly introspective and literate prose about the rock and roll life and the Pacific Northwest and I found myself enjoying it despite the foregoing. Where can I get me a Sleater-Kinney CD now? :) ...more
The human imagination is a magical thing. But like magic, it can have a dark side. It has the power to distract a grieving young girl, but it can also torture. The character of Panther is a brilliant showman and ringleader, but the way he guides her thinking is so insidious, and so manipulative, we can't think of him as a trustworthy creature at all. Is he a product of her subconscious mind or are external forces at work? Are these her nightmares ...more