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Grab on to Me Tightly as If I Knew the Way (P.S.)

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Abbadabba77, March 27, 2007 (view all comments by Abbadabba77)
A book that you won't want to put down. It's a quick read, romantic and sad, funny and clever.
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Charles' characters are raw and full of obscure dialogue and irrational thought much like the midwests copy of the Seattle scene. For those that lived through it, the images and situations described incur a "Brainstorm" of thoughts and memories that were once numbed or driven out by the experimentation of drugs and alchohol.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780060882983
Author:
Charles, Bryan
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Author:
by Bryan Charles
Author:
Charles, B.
Author:
Ryan
Author:
by Bryan Charles
Subject:
General
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Humorous
Subject:
Fathers and sons
Subject:
Teenage boys
Subject:
Nineteen nineties.
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Bildungsromans
Subject:
United States Social life and customs.
Subject:
Humor : General
Subject:
Literary
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series:
P.S.
Publication Date:
20060631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.02x5.32x.59 in. .41 lbs.

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Product details 240 pages Harper Perennial - English 9780060882983 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Recent high school grad Vincent Sweeney, though unmistakably sweet, also masquerades as crass, courts his own demise by baiting bar thugs, nurses rock star fantasies with his band, Judy Lumpers (it's grungy in 1992 Kalamazoo, Mich.), and plays indifferent after losing his virginity in a one-night stand. After flippantly quitting his dishwashing job, Vim (from a childhood mispronunciation) runs up against his stepfather's blue-collar bitterness with quiet acceptance and embarks on a short-distance road trip. Fits of rage and exaggerated lust, tinged with self-loathing, erupt from within a searing numbness, which puzzles Vim, and which he parses using lyrics from the like of Jim Morrison, Fugazi and Nirvana. Charles, in this debut, gives Vim an unevenly self-aware first person, making large portions of the book read like a vague, angry diary; they're dull, but come through as convincingly natural and make moments of connection (as with a bandmate's girlfriend) take on a special glow. (June 16)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "Charles draws a loving if unforgiving portrait of the seedy, semirural Midwest. His approach — plenty of heart and laugh-out-loud humor — will invite comparisons to Nick Hornby, but let it be said that Charles does it his way."
"Review" by , "As brave and funny a debut as I've read in a long time."
"Review" by , "Shoots into you like a bolt of electricity, sparking all kinds of excited feelings about art and life and writing."
"Review" by , "Charles will get inside your brain and make sense of it for you once and for all."
"Review" by , "Funny and unpredictable...(Charles) proves impressively adept at capturing the inchoate ache of adolescent longing."
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