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Harvey Pekar
Birth date: October 08, 1939
Died: July 12, 2010
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What I am reading
What I am reading rated it 2 years ago
The first 121 pages follow a clear concept, namely to explore the life of the Core-Beat poets Kerouac, Ginsberg and Burroughs. Those stories are either pretty much focused on their homoerotic sexlife or on the very basics of them moving around a lot while switching from one odd job to the next or ru...
Grimlock ♥ Ultra Magnus
Grimlock ♥ Ultra Magnus rated it 5 years ago
Some are just funny, some are political or social vehicles, and some are thought provoking or sad. But all are rather unique takes on characters, some of which are one page long, some a few pages longer. Some are word heavy while others use art more than the written word to convey their message....
JL's Bibliomania
JL's Bibliomania rated it 7 years ago
This book feels unfinished. While the highlights of history are a reasonable summary at a very high level, and while I sympathize and agree with the criticisms voiced within, the lack of any concrete suggestions of what to do instead leaves me dissatisfied. I understand that Mr. Pekar died before ...
oh, carrots.
oh, carrots. rated it 7 years ago
This isn't a story about triumph. The title should make that clear. So if you just can't stand the thought of repetitive failure, then leave it alone. Pekar's realism shines through here.
oh, carrots.
oh, carrots. rated it 7 years ago
How do you rate a book of interviews? There's some interesting stuff in here among lots of repetition (of course). I like the interviews with his wife's input the most. She pushes him, pushes his buttons. The answers are richer.Here's a bit of commentary from an interview in the mid-80s that struck ...
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