Jesus' Son: Stories
Jesus' Son is a visionary chronicle of dreamers, addicts, and lost souls. These stories tell of spiraling grief and trancendence, of rock bottom and redemption, of getting lost an dfound and lost again. The raw beauty and careening energy of Denis Johnson's prose has earned this book a place... show more
Jesus' Son is a visionary chronicle of dreamers, addicts, and lost souls. These stories tell of spiraling grief and trancendence, of rock bottom and redemption, of getting lost an dfound and lost again. The raw beauty and careening energy of Denis Johnson's prose has earned this book a place among the classics of twentieth-century American literature.
Publish date: February 17th 2009
Pages no: 133
Edition language: English
Like Philip Seymour Hoffman in the movie Before the Devil Knows You're Dead but better. Writing in what some reviewers have called "hallucinatory" prose, Johnson loves these tender, broken men (and their women) beyond reasoning.
Denis Johnson's Jesus' Son is the strangest collection I have ever read. Even though they're stories, they're connected. The stories are narrated by a junkie, F.H. (not his real name, but in time you'll find out exactly what F.H. stands for). Stories begin and end without warning, almost giving the ...
Having just finished this on audiobook (compelled to do so by the recent New Yorker podcast reading and discussion of it), I am ready to start again at the beginning and listen again. So many great lines just dropped on you when you least expect it. Images I won't forget for a while - I hope.
Jesus' Son was a rather interesting read. The stories contained within the volume all appear related, yet there doesn't seem to be any order as far as the timeline goes. Then again, the stories are from the point of view of a "fucktard". Reading the praise on the back cover, given by various publica...
This is the funniest book in the universe, for a moment, then a page later it's unbearably sad. The story of drug addict told in electrifying prose. Short and powerful, highly recommended
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