I too was stunned at some of the negative, dismissive reviews of this modern classic. I believe those readers were looking for crime fiction, perhaps something like Elmore Leonard,... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Jacktavish
If you're not even remotely into Dennis Johnson's fiction in general, I doubt that this book would change your mind. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Nuri K
In an author's note at the end of his haunting and hilarious Already Dead--still hands down my favourite novel by this ferociously gifted writer--Denis Johnson admits the... Read morePublished on December 8, 2010 by Noddy Box
there is a lot to like in this novel but not enough to recommend it without reservation. many passages are great while some others fall flat. Read morePublished on February 17, 2010 by george b.
I read this book when it first came out and like it even more now. It's a solid favorite. The crazy world Johnson creates. The pathos and landscape and violence. Read morePublished on January 4, 2010 by Eric Rickstad
I've just read a number of the reviews of Already Dead here and am disappointed, though not really surprised. Some of the things that Denis Johnson does aren't for everyone. Read morePublished on August 26, 2009 by Ghost Writer
Denis Johnson gives us, in Already Dead, a fascinating look into the dark side of the human condition. Criminals. Land owners. Drifters. Cops. Three dogs. ... Read morePublished on August 11, 2006 by Asbestos
I read this book for the first time ages ago, during the year that my book THE YEAR OF YES takes place. My male roommate (and sometime crush) threw it at me and yelled "Oh My God! Read morePublished on February 6, 2006 by Maria Dahvana Headley