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Tree of Smoke: A Novel by Denis Johnson
Tree of Smoke: A Novel

Jack Walter, December 4, 2007

I am amazed at the critics and readers (a minority, of course) that love to bash this book. Tree of Smoke is absorbing and powerful, with flashes of genius. For those with the patience and imagination to accept what this novel has to offer, reading Johnson's story is an experience never to be forgotten. I'm not surprised at all that this book won the National Book Award. If only more modern writers had this much talent and dared to do something with it.
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