Book Club

section of the website where subscribers can participate in a weekly book club

At last, something like release. It’s the last story in the collection (and thus the end of this book club), and our goodbye to our narrator. True to…
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We’ll be very brief today because the story is itself, the shortest in a collection with several quite-short stories. (As I mentioned last week, I…
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I’ve talked about stories in Jesus’ Son and whether they work as standalones or whether they need the structure of the book to work. “Dirty Wedding” was…
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Several times in this book club, I’ve discussed the difference between stories in Jesus’ Son that feel like they can live on their own as short stories…
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It’s interesting (to me if no one else) that “Emergency” is the first story in this collection that has inspired me to discuss my own drug use. We’re…
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Our friend Fuckhead is definitely #Problematic, now taking part in a little casual domestic violence. The first-paragraph description of him and his…
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Jack Hotel is alive again and seemingly smoking hashish. Which means either we’re experiencing non-linear storytelling - granted that a short story…
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