The turn of the phrase with 'moments' that I had to stop listening, pause and contemplate the magnitude of the protagonist's statement. Also Jess Walter reading it the way he wrote it is truly significant.
I've read all of Jess' works - the Zero was most disturbing until this one - the reality of the guy's experience - especially the angst coupled with resignation in regard to his job and most pointedly, his perception of his wife's affection for him - wow. So real I felt a little nauseated - like my best friend was telling me of the demise of his marriage - ouch.
Land of the Blind - for character development - the man is a master.
From Dylan - "When you think you've lost everything....you find out you could lose a little bit more."
Bravo Mr. Walter! I can't listen to this book while doing my cardio at the gym - makes me want to stop, towel off my sweat and stumble to the bar to drown my sorrows - or smoke weed for the first time! In my wet socks.
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