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Galveston / Tell Me What to Read

March 15th, 2014 by Dustin Parmenter · No Comments · #NowReading, Reviews, Thoughts

So I promised you a review of Nic Pizzolatto’s Galveston, but I’m afraid there’s not a whole lot to say. It’s good, if you’re game for some southern ne0-noir action. It’s a whiskey soaked ~250 page romp through the deep south; the protagonist, a drunk New Orleans helical named Roy Cady, gets diagnosed with lung […]

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Goodbye, Clarice / New Work

February 27th, 2014 by Dustin Parmenter · 1 Comment · #NowReading, Beautiful Words, New Work

Have you ever begun reading a book that you thought was going to be great, only to find yourself losing interest within the first one hundred pages? Of course you have. It happens, and sometimes – especially if you’re a blogger who promises a review of said book – it’s rather inconvenient. The book practically […]

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Review: John Williams’s “Stoner”

November 30th, 2013 by Dustin Parmenter · 1 Comment · #NowReading, Beautiful Words, Reviews

Apparently, every few years one critic or another will break out a well-worn soap box in order to to tritely proclaim John Williams’s Stoner as a “forgotten” American classic, an “overlooked” literary gem, etch. I will try and refrain rom using that selfsame platform, though it might be difficult not to use a corner or […]

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October 8th, 2013 by Dustin Parmenter · No Comments · #NowReading

“Cabot Wright Begins” by the wonderfully salacious James Purdy; “Bough Down” by Karen Green (wife of the late great David Foster Wallace).

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#FiftyLeft

October 1st, 2013 by Dustin Parmenter · No Comments · #NowReading, Fifty Left

Long Division¬†– Kiese Laymon (2012) There’s a lot in this book – inventive / wacky structure, dark humor, a keen eye for the ironies of changing race relations in America over the past fifty years – but for all of the main character’s (City Coldson’s) talk of “good sentences”, with fifty pages left in the […]

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September 23rd, 2013 by Dustin Parmenter · No Comments · #NowReading

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