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One of those books you're always impatient to get back to...
Thelen's use of language is simply a delight, stratospheric vocabulary alternating with salty slang, and his keen wit and sense of the absurd crackles on every page.
This book stands so well and out on its own that one's got to pull an irony apropos and say "unless perphaps" Julio Cortazar's Hopschotch.
This book stands so well and out on its own that one's got to pull an irony apropos and say "unless perphaps" Julio Cortazar's Hopschotch. Read morePublished 4 months ago by William C. Piper II
this is to be read jsut for the sheer pleasure--the words, the thoughts , the wry ironies, the asides, the paly between narrator and reader and characters. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Joel C. Jacobson
I was a voracious reader all my life, but, after finishing my doctorate in psychology, I found I could no longer read fiction. Read morePublished 21 months ago by kjm
It's a brilliant book that draws you into a vanished world. Darkly funny and awesomely erudite, Thelen writes about being a struggling writer beset by surreal obstacles (the rise... Read morePublished 21 months ago by michael jenning