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Most Helpful Favorable Review

6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

Exquisite

This is a book for readers who appreciate craft. Beautifully conceived and written.

posted by JenLubinski on November 8, 2011

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Most Helpful Critical Review

7 out of 31 people found this review helpful.

9.99 for 70 pages?

I PAID 9.99 FOR 70 PAGES?

posted by 5912118 on September 5, 2011

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  • Posted September 5, 2011

    9.99 for 70 pages?

    I PAID 9.99 FOR 70 PAGES?

    7 out of 31 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 8, 2011

    Exquisite

    This is a book for readers who appreciate craft. Beautifully conceived and written.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 8, 2012

    Very fine writing

    This novella is beautifully written, highly original, and magically affecting.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 15, 2012

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    A quiet story of lonesome struggle. The descriptions of time and

    A quiet story of lonesome struggle. The descriptions of time and place were exceptional.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2012

    Gr8 but Expensive Read

    I'm impressed by the eloquence of this simple chronicle of a simple life. But readers should be aware that they're paying for aabout 65 pages of narrative. -- catwak

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 4, 2011

    Great dust jacket

    Ordered the print shown on the dust jacket of this book, probably the best part of the book. My first experience reading Denis Johnson and strange is about all I can say about the story, and even though the names of the towns are well known to me, I could have gone without this fictional downer.

    2 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 2, 2013

    Great read!

    This novella is a great read and also a great introduction to the writing of Denis Johnson, if you haven't read anything of his yet. This is the story of one man whose life spans a time when the country experienced incredible change. It is also a haunting story, delivering an ongoing account of an individual's thoughts as his life progresses. He was not a famous or remarkable person, but this is a remarkable story in so few pages.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2014

    MAT ROOM

    For wrestling, hand to hand combat, and other stuff like gymnastics. Open 24/7

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2014

    Owlstorm

    Waits.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2014

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  • Posted July 12, 2013

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    Interesting Enough

    Barely a book. Started as a short story and apparently Johnson was talked into padding it a bit to qualify it for marketing as a novella, but in every way it's still a short story. Throughout I couldn't get away from the image of him writing with Annie Proulx in one hand and Cormac McCarthy in the other. The prose is generally tough-guy-man-and-nature-sentimentality. It kills part of a day agreeably enough but reads like thousands of other New Yorker-like fiction examples.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2013

    Amber

    Breeeeeeeeee there i lite kittehs here

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 19, 2012

    A wonderful story and well told.

    A wonderful story and well told.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 22, 2012

    Grasspaw

    Yup. So whats next? Hebmewed.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 1, 2012

    Moonlight

    Fighting

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 12, 2012

    Only 79 pages

    Would never have purchased if I knew it was only 79 pages. Read the book in one sitting. Not worth the money. It was no The Little Prince.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 13, 2012

    Icedawn

    Lines her den with feathers and moss and a ripped up sweater. She curls up and sleeps away.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 10, 2012

    Novella enthusiasts, look no further -- here is your magnum opus

    Novella enthusiasts, look no further -- here is your magnum opus, the holy grail of all short novel craft and skill.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 13, 2012

    Mistpaw

    "Great!"

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 11, 2012

    Jaystorm

    Great! Ok we r doing battle training tomorrow

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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