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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, September 07, 2008

The Mulching of America

Book #32 of my reading list was Harry Crews' The Mulching of America.

A sort of modern update on Willy Loman, Crews' The Mulching of America is a novel about Hickum Looney a door-to-door soap salesman working his way up the corporate ladder. Crews brings in a cast of crazy characters including a guest appearance by Russell Muscle of Body fame. Not my favorite Crews novel, but a beauty nonetheless.
"Everybody that speaks the truth that's close to the bone is pretty nearly always talking po'try" - Hickum Looney


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