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Posted December 12, 2012
Love this book. It's self-consciously literary without losing a
Love this book. It's self-consciously literary without losing a kind of down to earth aspect which lends it an authenticity that few novelistsWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
achieve in a first effort. One of the qualities that stand out in Thomas' book in particular, at least for me, are the way he uses '60s icons like Baldwin or King
as a philosophical touchstone for a series of broader ideas about the kind of social experiment that the narrator and other members of his
generation have come to represent early in the 21st century. Another involves his way of using what are often little noticed physical traits,
like the condition of a person's teeth for instance, to indicate certain elements of one's character. It's mindful of Bellow at his best.
My only caveat is that Thomas' hasn't published anything else since then. I hope that he can be a little more prolific in the future.
Posted November 28, 2010
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