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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, February 16, 2009

Cold Snap

Book #3 on my reading list this year was Thom Jones' short story collection Cold Snap.

Why I Read This One
Picked this one up because The Pugilist at Rest was one of the best books I read in 2007. Don't remember off hand when I first heard of Jones but he's one of the great NW writers so if you keep your ear out up here his name comes up a lot. If you like Harry Crews, Raymond Carver, Barry Hannah, or Larry Brown you'll dig Thom Jones.

Time Magazine review

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