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His observations throughout all of this are sharp, intelligent, and often wildly funny.
Fredrick Exley's "A Fan's Notes" is recognized as one of the GREAT novels of the second half of the twentieth century.
It is the story of a man who has lost his way and can only find himself by watching others succeed.
A fascinating story of the travails and passages of a man's life. Written a bit tediously but with a flair of language that is unique and even,at times, challenging.Published 3 months ago by Paul S. Timpanelli
It is a puzzle how I missed this years ago. It is a compelling if, at times, a self-indulgent and disturbing read. Read morePublished 4 months ago by R. B. Scott
Well, OK, maybe not great in the sense of War and Peace, but a book which resonates in our lives in the 20th and 21st centuries. A book that holds nothing back, warts and all. Read morePublished 8 months ago by J. D. Barrett
This is the story of a mentally unbalanced individual who shares his insight and motivations in vivid detail. It is gut wrenching and heart breaking, yet it is not without hope. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Goodman B
I am a fan of Charles Bukowski, and was sold on the book "A Fan's Notes" when I heard that author Frederick Exley was a kind of East Coast Bukowski. Read morePublished 11 months ago by D. Scott
I have long had a soft spot in my heart for Fred Exley and A Fan's Notes. It is not just about a guy who is a Frank Gifford groupie, although that is how it was first pitched to... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Tony Covatta
Actually I bought it for a relative who read it several years ago and wanted to read it again. I skimmed it and found it interesting. He thoroughly enjoyed re-reading it.Published 15 months ago by floro
The penny finally drops on Ex when he realizes the roar of the crowd will never be for him and he can join the crowd or forever remain trapped in himself. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Sean J O'Neill
I just finished reading this book and could not recommend it soon enough. So many laugh-out-loud moments and fantastic phrases and words I hadn't seen used before. Read morePublished on December 17, 2012 by nate