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You should read a book

A book that I am reading now. 'City on Fire' by Garth Risk Halberg. It is about New York in 1977.

Intersecting lives the great blackout is coming, Aids is not quite on the horizon yet, punk rock is a thing...

I would have understood less before I lived here, but I think it is worth reading anyway. The writing is breathtaking, luminous.

An endorsement that means more than mine comes from Steven King. He describes it as 'the closest thing this past century has to the great American novel.' I concur.

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wellinghall
Feb. 2nd, 2016 08:20 pm (UTC)
Mm, thanks for the recommendation.
eglantine_br
Feb. 3rd, 2016 04:37 pm (UTC)
Happy to do it.
anteros_lmc
Feb. 2nd, 2016 10:09 pm (UTC)
Wow! High praise indeed! I'll have to check it out.
eglantine_br
Feb. 3rd, 2016 04:35 pm (UTC)
I love that icon. Jamie pretending to be Archie, Archie pretending to read...
vespican
Feb. 3rd, 2016 03:29 pm (UTC)
Another one for the TBR list. NO telling when I'd get to it, but it does sound interesting!
Dave
eglantine_br
Feb. 3rd, 2016 04:36 pm (UTC)
Yeah. Worth it I think.
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