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"Before you know it as the years go by, you're just like other people you have seen, with all those peculiar human ailments. Just another vehicle for temper and vanity and rashness and all the rest. Who wants it? Who needs it? These things occupy the place where a man's soul should be." -- Henderson the Rain King

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Permanent Visitors

Book #38 on my reading list this year was Daytona Beach native Kevin Moffett's Permanent Visitors.

Holy crap this book is awesome! I've know I've been throwing out a bunch of superlatives lately, but hey what can I say I've been reading some really good stuff. Moffett's book takes things to a whole new level though. The stories here aren't just good, they're Raymond Carver/Padgett Powell/George Saunders good. Absolutely phenomenal writing and stories that cover a dazzling breadth of topics. Short stories simply don't get much better than this.

Kevin Moffett's website

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