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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

Monday, December 04, 2006

The Night In Question

Book #49 of my '06 reading list was short story master Tobias Wolff's The Night in Question. An all-around solid collection of stories, the stand-outs for me were "The Chain", "Smorgasbord" and the excellent "Bullet in the Brain".

I originally picked this one up few years ago after seeing a wonderful short film adaptation of "Bullet in the Brain" at Bumbershoot. Wish I had a link to the film to share as it really was well worth seeing.

Salon review
NY Times Review


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