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Original Essays | August 20, 2014

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Saint Paul, August 2014 Dear Professor Fitger, I've been asked to say a few words about you for Powells.com. Having dreamed you up with a ball-point... Continue »
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The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid: A Memoir by Bill Bryson
The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid: A Memoir

m0martin, March 2, 2007

Laugh-out-loud memoir set in 1950s Midwest told with the natural humor of the best storytellers. Bryson is long-known for his excellent literary and elucidating gifts but "The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid" surpasses this reviewer's expectations. I have not laughed so hard in years, literally! If you enjoy Keillor's wobegon tales you'll absolutely devour this with relish and return for more! Your book-loving friends will thank you for recommending this gem.
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Grendel by John Gardner
Grendel

m0martin, March 2, 2007

Simply breathtaking. Grendel's forlorn and foreign longing to share in the harp-player's tales of misty legend reveal the tenderest of hearts in solitude. As Grendel muses, he's never seen a wolf treat another wolf the way these humans treat each other, in war, in plunder, in idiotic slaughter. The book is also very, very funny. My highest recommendation!
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