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Richard

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  • Downtown Owl: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Chuck Klosterman
    • Narrated By Phillip Baker Hall, Lily Rabe, Wiley Wiggins, and others
    Overall
    (102)
    Performance
    (46)
    Story
    (45)

    Somewhere in North Dakota, there is a town called Owl that isn't there. Disco is over, but punk never happened. They don't have cable. They don't really have pop culture, unless you count grain prices and alcoholism. People work hard and then they die. They hate the government and impregnate teenage girls. But that's not nearly as awful as it sounds; in fact, sometimes it's perfect.

    Harry says: "A Great Listen"
    "Life in a small town"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    If you could sum up Downtown Owl in three words, what would they be?

    Mistakes in life


    What was most disappointing about Chuck Klosterman’s story?

    It generally felt boring. I was expecting some action. Shouldn't a teacher get some consequences for getting a student pregnant?


    What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    A feeling for life in a very small town.


    If you could rename Downtown Owl, what would you call it?

    Name is OK


    Any additional comments?

    No

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