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10 thoughts on “Jesus Son

  1. says:

    I once fell in love with a man just because he recommended this book to me He had a glass eye and fingernails with with half moons of crust lodged underneath, thick and dark as coffee grounds He was living covertly and temporarily for about four years in one of those storage units out by the interstate, and I would sometimes go see him when I wanted to get high or feel better about my life At some point he died when they blew up a bridge to build a dam, and he happened to be sleeping undernea I ...


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    I could understand how a drowning man might suddenly feel a deep thirst being quenched Magnificent, concise writing A calm sort of sad, and strangely relaxing Stories about people living in the corners of society.It s like I m sitting on the porch of a shack in the middle of nowhere, listening to the saddest old man I know tell me misremembered stories about how shitty he was when he was young.It all feels extremely real, like lives that were lived The stories are connected, and all share a I could understand how a drowning man might suddenly feel a deep thirst being quenched Magnificent, concise writing A calm sort of sad, and strangely relaxing Stories about people living in the corners of society.It s like I m sitting on the porch of a shack ...


  3. says:

    A poetic, disorienting book of short fiction about semi criminals, heroin addicts and idlers squandering their lives on the fringes of urban northern Idaho The narrator is a study in contrasts irresponsible, irrationaland yet gifted with moments of almost mystical clarity.


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    Posted at Shelf Inflicted I wasn t sure if I would like this collection of loosely connected stories about a young guy who is addicted to drugs, sometimes homeless, sometimes employed, and occasionally steals He s not an especially likable character, but I enjoyed being a part of his thoughts, his views, and his haphazard journey through life Maybe it s because I have empathy for addicts and others who live on the edge.This powerful and gripping collection of stories was troubling, intense, an Posted at Shelf Inflicted I wasn t sure if I would like this collection of loosely connected stories about a young guy who is addicted to drugs, sometimes homeless, sometimes employed, and occasionally steals He s not an especially likable character, but I enjoyed being a part of his thoughts, his views, and his haphazard journey through life Maybe it s because I have empathy for addicts and others who live on the edge.This powerful and gripping collection of stories was troubling, intense, and humane I was overwhelmed by its beautiful language and poignant passages.One of my favorite stories in this collection is Dirty Wedding, a sad and unsettling little story about abortion, loneliness, heroin addiction, and deathThe wheels screamed, and all I saw suddenly was everybody s big ugly shoes The sound stopped We passed solitary, wrenching scenes Through the neighborhoods and past the platforms, I felt the cancelled life dreaming after me Yes, a ghost A vestige Somethi...


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    I m heartbroken to hear of Denis Johnson s recent passing The man was a personal hero and great literary influence of mine I m floating this review of his quintessential masterpiece as a tip of the hat to the man who brought us some of the finest prose Without a doubt, this is one of my favorite works of all time Denis Johnson is a major influence of mine, and Jesus Son had a profound effect on me This was the book that showed me how far you could stretch your prose and still have it soun I m heartbroken to hear of Denis Johnson s recent passing The man was a personal hero and great literary influence of mine I m floating this review of his quintessential masterpiece as a tip of the hat to the man who brought us some of the finest prose Without a doubt, this is one of my favorite works of all time Denis Johnson is a major influence of mine, and Jesus Son had a profound effect on me This was the book that showed me how far you could stretch your prose and still have it sound dynamite A drug addled mix of loosely interconnected stories, reading it is like navigating a string of dreams, both blissful and bad The spectrum of themes is considerably wide, and the narrative draws you into worlds where you can feel as uncomfortable and out of place as the characters themselves This is a book that actually makes you feel high in some spots The shifting line between chemical fueled fantasy and uneasy reality isn t just blurred, it s burned down to almost nothing Jesus...


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    I stayed in the library, crushed breathless by the smoldering power of all those words many of them unfathomable.Sometimes I judge and consequently love a book based upon the following points A single, beautiful line I longed to read or hear in the words of some person other than me A completely related character A completely unrelated character The way it makes me laugh The way it makes me cry The way it makes me feel extremely good about the life I m leading The way it makes me I stayed in the library, crushed breathless by the smoldering power of all those words many of them unfathomable.Sometimes I judge and consequently love a book based upon the following points A single, beautiful line I longed to read or hear in the words of some person other than me A completely related character A completely unrelated character The way it makes me laugh The way it makes me cry The way it makes me feel extremely good about the life I m leading The way it makes me feel rich metaphor intended The way it makes me feel poor ditto When a life is described without much fuss and the death is described without much ...


  7. says:

    Junk sick, Broke and Completely Alone, in a Land of Bad Intentions I ve gone through three copies of Jesus Son , reading it like a prayer book, though it s nothing of the kind There s a sadness living in every sentence, and it doesn t really have any suggestions for better living, beyond a painfully obvious cautionary tale Drugs are bad, m kayThe cautionary tale, however, is one interpreted by the reader It s the best kind of dangerous, like a manual for poetic self immolation, on burnin Junk sick, Broke and Completely Alone, in ...


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    Jesus Son Stories, Denis Johnson 1392 115 9786006846873 1393 115 97860022926741949 Jesus Son Stories, Denis Johnson 1392 115 9786006846873 1393 115 97860022926741949


  9. says:

    Denis Johnson took the fringe sensibilities of The Beats, added his own raw poetic touches, nicked a line from Lou Reed for the title, and ended up with an intensely unsettling collection of stories that prefigured to a T the drug classic Trainspotting You may wonder at first if the unnamed narrator of these accounts could really be such an uncaring cad Well, as a bottom line, maybe so But the thoughts of murder, the thieving, and the ultra ...


  10. says:

    Excellent prose a roaming plot to boot These short stories together describe the grit inherent in modern America We meet drunks and druggies, victims of crime and a vicious environment America is rarely portrayed like this with so much beauty ugliness combined Books like these make me feel bad for hating on The Poets This is poetic , despite its brevity, confoundingly major You want to readof the narrator s misadventures it is as addictive to the voracious reader Excellent prose a roaming plot to boot These short stories together describe the grit inherent in modern America We meet drunks and druggies, victims of crime and a vicious environment America is rarely portrayed like this with so much bea...


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Jesus Son Jesus Son, The First Collection Of Stories By Denis Johnson, Presents A Unique, Hallucinatory Vision Of Contemporary American Life Unmatched In Power And Immediacy And Marks A New Level Of Achievement For This Acclaimed Writer In Their Intensity Of Perception, Their Neon Lit Evocation Of A Strange World Brought Uncomfortably Close To Our Own, The Stories In Jesus Son Offer A Disturbing Yet Eerily Beautiful Portrayal Of American Loneliness And HopeContains Car Crash While HitchhikingTwo MenOut On BailDundunWorkEmergencyDirty WeddingThe Other ManHappy HourSteady Hands At Seattle GeneralBeverly Home