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Mon Jun 30, 2014, 03:35 PM

Best book title

For me it has to be:

"An arsonist's guide to writers' homes in New England : a novel by Brock Clarke.

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Reply Best book title (Original post)
FSogol Jun 2014 OP
Curmudgeoness Jun 2014 #1
FSogol Jun 2014 #2
Curmudgeoness Jun 2014 #3
FSogol Jun 2014 #4
Goblinmonger Jul 2014 #5
Curmudgeoness Jul 2014 #6
Laura PourMeADrink Jul 2014 #7
Rowdyboy Jul 2014 #8

Response to FSogol (Original post)

Mon Jun 30, 2014, 07:45 PM

1. Oh my. How can anyone beat that one!

I thought I had one, since I just had to read it when I saw the title, but "Sick Puppy" by Carl Hiaasen doesn't come close to your title.

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Response to Curmudgeoness (Reply #1)

Mon Jun 30, 2014, 08:36 PM

2. Yeah, it is seldom a title can make you want to read the book, honorable mention goes to

Sherman Alexie for "The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven."

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Response to FSogol (Reply #2)

Mon Jun 30, 2014, 09:19 PM

3. But are either of the books you mention worthy

of being read? I don't know either, so I can't say.

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Response to Curmudgeoness (Reply #3)

Mon Jun 30, 2014, 09:35 PM

4. Heck yes. Brock Clarke also wrote "Exley" about a fictional writer/drinking buddy of his dad

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and went as far as to create the writer in real life, or did he? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frederick_Exley


And if you haven't discovered, Sherman Alexie, then get to the library. He's an Native American writer/poet and one of the greatest voices working in literature today. I highly recommend everything he has done.

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Response to Curmudgeoness (Reply #3)

Tue Jul 1, 2014, 10:55 AM

5. Sherman Alexis is frickin' awesome

 

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Don't overlook his poetry, either.

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Response to Goblinmonger (Reply #5)

Tue Jul 1, 2014, 06:21 PM

6. OK, he is on my list

that just keeps on growing.

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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Tue Jul 1, 2014, 11:57 PM

7. "Rush Limbaugh is a big fat idiot" - Al Franken

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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Mon Jul 14, 2014, 11:06 PM

8. Molly Ivins "Bushwacked" ranks right up there

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