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This book ties into the same energy I've felt listening to Bob Dylan. It touches that frustration with life that everybody must surely have felt at one time or another if their honest with themselves.
Kelly, Aussie living in Nashville, Employment Specialist, Writer & so on
Yes, as I enjoy Miller's work and Campbell Scott's narration
The descriptions of working for the cable company - hilarious. Discovering that he and a friend accidentally killed another kid when they were young was mindblowing!
Pretending to be normal, failing miserably, objective achieved.
I enjoyed Tropic of Cancer much more, but I still enjoyed the rants. His obsession with astrology is curious.
Someone who likes wordy, overly discriptive prose which goes off on tangents.
War of the Worlds
I would take away the rambling, tangents he went of on
I thought the basic story had some interest however Miller rambles off on prose that I found redundant and boring. I found my mind wandering frequently through out these ramble and I would loss the flow of the story. Miller loves adjectives and adverbs way too much for me. I prefer a more direct story.
I'm an avid listener always searching for another good book and willing to share my thoughts with a pithy review.
In its time, the book was sexually shocking and provoked attention. But its time is well past. I found it very difficult to retain any appetite for more of the same ... and there is plenty of "more of the same." His glimpses of reality are filled with his personal unhappiness and his proclivity for surviving on the handouts of others. His arrogance and attitudes appear downright depressing and unhealthy. I'm sorry I wasted the time; I found no redeeming qualities.
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