Saturday, June 20, 2015

Tree of Smoke, by Denis Johnson

  • Title:  Tree of Smoke
  • Author:  Denis Johnson
  • Borrowed from DC Public Library
  • Started: 6/2/2015
  • Finished: 6/19/2015
Continuing with my literary man-crush on Denis Johnson, I listened to his huge novel, Tree of Smoke over the last three weeks.  Like each of the past novels by Johnson, I loved it.  But unlike those other novels, this one has more mixed reviews.  Those reviews, including a particularly harsh one from The Atlantic, haven't swayed my opinion of this work.  I found it funny, moving, and an amazing read.  

I'm going to do my best to take break from Johnson while I still have a few of his works left unread, so I can enjoy them over a longer period of time.

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