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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

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Fiskadoro

Book #8 of my '07 reading list was Denis Johnson's Fiskadoro.

This is usually where I say a little bit about what the book's about, but honestly I'm still not so sure I've figured this one out. The New York Times review sort of explains it, but words like post-apocalyptic and hallucinogenic and William S. Burroughs probably get you into the right ballpark. From poking around the internets Fiskadoro seems to be Johnson's least accessible work, so if I had it to do over again I'd probably start with Jesus' Son instead.

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