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Michael Moy has commented on (11) products.

Blood Meridian: Or the Evening Redness in the West by Cormac McCarthy
Blood Meridian: Or the Evening Redness in the West

Michael Moy, June 29, 2010

Rather early in this novel two things are clear. First, it is one of the most beautifully written books ever written. Second, as others have noted, it is quite violent and brutal. The depravity of the characters seems to have no end, yet the sheer magnitude of the writing also seems to have no end.
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Lord of the Flies by William Golding
Lord of the Flies

Michael Moy, June 29, 2010

If you, unlike me, happened to live in a time, or grow up in school district, or had that one really good teacher/ mentor and read this book as required reading, you probably already know how good it is. And it is good in every way a book can be good. You also already know how essential it is. It tells truths in ways only fiction can. But, if you were unlucky enough to miss this book as a littlun as I did, you must start reading it today. And actually, if you have read it, you should probably read it again.
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In the City of Shy Hunters by Tom Spanbauer
In the City of Shy Hunters

Michael Moy, April 2, 2010

After continually hearing Chuck Palahniuk lavish praise upon Tom Spanbauer I finally got around to reading this book. To say the praise is "well deserved" is a monumental understatement. The characters, while outrageous, are entirely believable. There is a gigantic sense of time and place. And, the writing itself is mesmerizing. All you really need to know is that you should (need to) read it.
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The Crow Road by Iain Banks
The Crow Road

Michael Moy, May 12, 2009

If you like to be challenged as a reader this is the book for you. The writing is superb although perhaps a touch difficult to navigate for those of us on this side of the pond. The story unfolds mainly through extensive character studies and flashback. It all comes at you in glimpses and teases you to keep on reading. In this way it won't be for everyone, but if you stick with it for a few chapters the morsels become a meal.
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Fierce Invalids Home from Hot Climates by Tom Robbins
Fierce Invalids Home from Hot Climates

Michael Moy, May 12, 2009

Religion, the Amazon, marketing, sex, witch-doctors, meditation and a Matisse "Blue Nude" put into the blender that is Tom Robbins and what you get is a cocktail so delicious and potent you can't help going back for more.
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