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review 2018-01-17 18:53
My Best Friend's Exorcism by Grady Hendrix
My Best Friend's Exorcism - Grady Hendrix

Steeped in 80's nostalgia, I thought this book was a blast!

 

It was never really scary, and I'm not sure that it was meant to be. My instincts tell me this book was written as an homage to the 80's and the silly fun that the horror genre provided at that time. Sure, there were crazy Satanism scares, Geraldo and diet fads but there were also great music videos, Blockbuster stores and a horror book boom to beat all booms. A lot of them were just like this...about young people, influenced by culture and cliques, just trying to fit in. Carrie, Audrina, and all those kids from the covers of John Saul novels know what I'm talking about it.

 

If YOU know what I'm talking about and if you're smiling at those memories as I am, then I recommend this book. It was made for you!

 

*I bought MY BEST FRIEND'S EXORCISM with my own hard earned money. It's the enhanced version and it's a lot fun, especially those flies crawling on the cover!*

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text 2018-01-16 21:20
Reading progress update: I've read 178 out of 336 pages.
My Best Friend's Exorcism: A Novel - Grady Hendrix

I have to run a couple errands including picking up the last Binti novella.  Yay.    So kinda wish I was getting through this faster, but my first priority is school reading right now.

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review 2018-01-16 03:46
JACK HOLMES AND HIS FRIEND Review
Jack Holmes and His Friend - Edmund White

I was not aware of this book or author until a few weeks ago. I, by chance, came across a John Irving interview in which he recommended a few novels — Jack Holmes and His Friend among them. I decided to take a chance.

 

White’s narrative of unrequited love and coming of age in the Big Apple is as poignant and elegant as any I’ve read; Jack and Will’s friendship is one of real density and weight, and is sure to break the reader’s heart before putting it back together again.

 

White seems to have a talent for writing the electricity that exists in human contact — contact between males, especially. These characters, perilously perched on the precipice of chaos, are real and whole and angst-ridden and filled with real desires for real love, real safety. This one hurt, as it spoke to where I’m at now.

 

I already have several of White’s earlier novels coming in the mail and will read them soon.

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text 2018-01-16 02:02
Reading progress update: I've read 178 out of 336 pages.
My Best Friend's Exorcism: A Novel - Grady Hendrix

"And that’s when I look up and I say, ‘That was you, God. Thank you! Thank you for taking my load!’”

Hendrix, Grady. My Best Friend's Exorcism: A Novel (p. 178). Quirk Books. Kindle Edition.

 

I'm laughing so hard I'm shaking.

 

 

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text 2018-01-16 01:03
Reading progress update: I've read 166 out of 336 pages.
My Best Friend's Exorcism: A Novel - Grady Hendrix

Watched Jeopardy, and read during the breaks. 

 

Going to take yet another break from this and continue on Special Libraries: I'd really like to get at least 50 pages of that done, and might take a brief break and read a couple more pages of this before I sleep if I hit fifty. 

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