I loved Denis Johnson's 'Tree of Smoke' and am completely in awe of his abstract ability to describe the surroundings and composer of a given geographic area. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Michael Lieberman
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 20 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 on December 31, 2012 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