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You and Me Audiobook

You and Me

Two loquacious men sit talking on a porch. Funny and profound, daft and cogent, they argue about love and sex, how best to live and die, the merits of Miles Davis and Cadillacs and Hollywood starlets of yore, underused cliches, false truisms, and the meaning of nihilism. Together, they shoot the shit - and then they go on shooting it long after it's dead.

Ribald and roaring, You & Me is an exuberant and very funny novel from a master of American fiction at the top of his game.

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Two loquacious men sit talking on a porch. Funny and profound, daft and cogent, they argue about love and sex, how best to live and die, the merits of Miles Davis and Cadillacs and Hollywood starlets of yore, underused cliches, false truisms, and the meaning of nihilism. Together, they shoot the shit - and then they go on shooting it long after it's dead.

Ribald and roaring, You & Me is an exuberant and very funny novel from a master of American fiction at the top of his game.

©2012 Padgett Powell (P)2012 Recorded Books

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    SoCalDad 01-27-16
    SoCalDad 01-27-16
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    "I'm easily entertained, but this was impossible."
    What disappointed you about You and Me?

    I was only 45 minutes into the 4+ hour book, but I just couldn't force myself to go on. The endlessly pointless -- and I mean ploddingly, painfully, frustratingly pointless -- musings of the two characters just goes on and on and on with no foreseeable destination. It's like listening to two old men discussing the merits of loafers vs. oxfords for hours on end.


    What could Padgett Powell have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Given it a story line, maybe? A plot? Conflict? Something? Maybe it's a lack of sophistication on my part, but having two characters ramble on in implausibly convoluted prose about the banality that surrounds them just isn't enough for me.


    What aspect of Henry Strozier’s performance would you have changed?

    Strozier did the best he could with what he had to work with. Reading the phone book aloud for hours must be trying, so I have to give him points for effort.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    I suppose disappointment and boredom would be the two reactions that immediately come to mind. Hitting the "stop" button would be the third.


    Any additional comments?

    I have read that "You & Me" has been compared to "Waiting for Godot." I have not read or seen that play, but I understand that it is hailed as a classic. I'm tempted to read it just to answer the question, "Is it just me?"

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    William Winston Salem, NC, United States 05-26-13
    William Winston Salem, NC, United States 05-26-13
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    "Gave up."

    I am a fan of Padgett Powell's writing, but I thought this was just pluperfect awful and gave up after 30 minutes. Deleting this book gave me the joy I feel when I unclog a drain.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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