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ISBN13: 9780385611381
ISBN10: 0385611382
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A shoot-from-the-hip American road novel about two wayward and wild kids who magically career across the American mainland and from the Civil Rights Movement to the Iraq War and beyond.

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K Magill, August 5, 2011 (view all comments by K Magill)
I am not surprised by all the negative feedback Mark Danielewski's second novel (if you can call it that) has received. I'd like to offer up a brief defense, because it is a lovely and worthwhile volume. His first book, "House of Leaves" was clearly a novel written with readers in mind. "Only Revolutions" feels written for writers. This is a twenty-first century Odyssey, composed in raucous Gerard Manley Hopkins-style alliterative verse. If Walt Whitman had written a post-modern anti-novel, this is what it might look like. "House of Leaves" proved Danielewski to be a cool, edgy, cerebral novelist. In "Only Revolutions" we catch a glimpse of a poet with a lot of heart. Not your typical page-turner, but gripping in its own way. If you are looking for a tribute to the power and folly of youth, mingled with an intimate exploration of what makes America what it is, or if you just need a break from straightforward, predictable narrative prose, this is it.
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