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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

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Facing The Music

Book #40 on my reading list was Larry Brown's Facing the Music.

Facing the Music is Brown's outstanding 1984 debut featuring ten excellent short stories. Half Raymond Carver and half Amy Hempel the stories are inventive, intoxicating and damn good. Plus you know you're a bad ass writer when Bloodshot Records does a compilation for you. Highly recommended.

Larry Brown on Wikipedia


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