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John Hawkes
Birth date: August 17, 1925
Died: May 15, 1998
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MochaMike rated it 6 years ago
I am an uncontrolled variable.The text, in this case The Beetle Leg, is the independent variable. My reaction, or yours, or anyone else’s would be the dependent variable.With this experimental novel, one might (I was) tempted to say that the experiment failed, but experiments don’t fail—they produce...
AC rated it 7 years ago
I read a chunk of this and had no idea why... lots of descriptions about boots and tables or something... But what bothered me most is that this is an Ivy League professor trying to sound like he's a dirt cowboy in Montana -- just as, in the Lime Twig (which worked better, I thought), he was trying ...
AC rated it 7 years ago
I have no idea quite what I've just read - but that it gripped me somewhere deep inside....
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target acquired rated it 12 years ago
another forgotten and brilliant classic. the challenging writing style will put casual readers off, but for me it was great experiencing this bizarre, sinister dreamscape of a post-ww2 germany. or really any kind of blighted post-war city, trying to rebuild. at times it reads like a perverse counter...
willemite rated it 14 years ago
The William of the title is a thoroughbred horse. Traumatized by events in his youth, William is not your average sweet creature. In fact, he is sometimes murderous. This was an enjoyable, interesting horse tail, not one for the kiddies, but moving and well written.
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