I'm glad you kept your review short and sweet, you dickhead.
This was an early summer page turner - can't wait to hear him read this Monday!
i'd read all the comments and was curious about ten walks/two talks. so i ordered the book and read it and really, really liked it. it made me think and i laughed out loud a lot. i'm going to give it to my parents because they like nyc. it makes a cool gift.
A cinch!: Bill Clegg and Adam Ross.
Glad to see this reviewed; Hardwick is a major writer who has too often gone overlooked. Anyone who at all cares about NYC intellectual life should read her immediately.
This Ten Walks video cracks me up: http://vimeo.com/11440921
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I saw these guys read -- hilarious. Buying book now.
yea i bought this book, too, and it's great. nice cover, fun read, and ugly duckling presse is really cool and based in brooklyn. i noticed more after i read it, so it made walking around a lot more fun and remarkable. highly recommended.
Oh sorry about that, I didn't realize my first comment had been posted!
I love Ten Walks/Two Talks, which I bought after its five-star review in Time Out New York. To me the dialogues sound natural and spontaneous. It's a beautiful book.
I really enjoyed Ten Walks/Two Talks, which I bought after its five-star review in Time Out New York. It's a beautiful book. To me the dialogues sound natural and spontaneous. Sure, the authors make occasional references to poets and philosophers, but these references come out of their friendship and their walks, and are rooted in concrete circumstances. They're neither forced nor obscure. I wonder why more people haven't tried to do a book like this. Jon Cotner and Andy Fitch's work is brilliant and contagious.
his story in 20 under 40 was one of my favorites.
You did not understand this book. Congratulations!
FYI I have a typo in my last comment because it initially read "an 'insane peddler'" mentality but I didn't want to make anybody feel bad...
Thanks so much for your comments, guys. I love how people are immediately coming forth with their own books. There is an "peddler" mindset in the YA community that I find honest and truthful. But that might just be all writers: http://selfpublishing.cc/forum/1/Marketing…
Great job with this! It puts me in mind of a book I was introduced to recently called "Bloodline: Alliance" by L.R. Saul. It's one of those tales that appeals, and is relevant, to a wide range of age groups. It's a fantasy novel, but it deals with real issues such as injustice, suffering, racism, prejudice as well as personal grief, friendship and trust. I think the most compelling aspects of this book is that although it deals with these real world subjects it still has the momentum of the genre (and beyond) with the plot twists and page-turning mystery elements. I highly recommend it for ages 13-99!! Here's the link - http://www.lrsaul.com/bloodlineAlliance.ht…
Thanks again for this info. I will share forward!
A friend of mine and I were just talking about Harry Potter yesterday and how we adults liked them as much as kids. My 3 loved Harry from the beginning, and my oldest also went through a "Redwall" phase (the other two never got into that series) -- she was lucky enough to hear him talk, in fact, and really enjoyed that. Now of course they're all three into "Twilight" and other paranormal romance and fantasy books. They're looking forward to a new series, the Ganzfield series, which is a YA paranormal romance WITHOUT vampires (imagine that!) What I think is fun is that it's based on a real government project, the Star Gate Program for psychic espionage. Is that not interesting -- imagine falling in love with someone who knew your every thought. The psychic spy program was declassified in the 1990s. After the girls read it, I'm going to be next. (http://www.ganzfield.com/)
Ok, so even if the banks are hurting, why can't a few Hollywood bizillionaires create an organization that fosters unknown talent or nonmainstream scripts?
I have a DeLillo book that's been hanging around for years and the few times I've tried to read it, just can't get into it. This review is great. Makes me laugh a bit.
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