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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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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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