turning the page (turning over a new leaf?)

Recently I was discussing my reading habits(or lack of) with another LJer and was wondering what fiction I might actually choose to read. (I read frequently but usually non-fiction or poetry) So today, browsing in one of the many used bookstores I frequent, I saw John Irving’s “Trying to Save Peggy Sneed” but kept looking until I found “Willard and His Bowling Trophies – A Perverse Mystery” by Richard Brautigan. If my memory is accurate, Brautigan was the author of the last novel I read, “The Hawkline Monster – A Gothic Western”. (he is also among my favorite poets)

(edit-Just over two hours later and I finished all 169 pages. You like S&M? Obsession? Dangling story lines? Last moment plot twists? You’d love Willard et al. Yep, it was definitely Brautigan and I liked it.)


About Marcus

Who me? Introverted, neurotic, self-absorbed, increasingly cynical observer of human nature and part time social critic in hiding. Most of my life spent avoiding growing up. The naive idealistic passions of youth have evolved into the eclectic eccentricities of adulthood. Northeast Florida small-town native, related to people I can't relate to. Simultaneously my own best friend and worst enemy. Politically and spiritually unaffiliated, my personal ideologies put me all over the map or off it completely.
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2 Responses to turning the page (turning over a new leaf?)

  1. mary919 says:

    LOL! I once wrote a poem about Richard Brautigan. I’ll try to find it.

    • marcsuttle says:

      I would like to read it.
      He has a short and to the point style. Some of what I’ve attempted was after reading several of his poetry collections. Last year I read the memoir written by his daughter Ianthe. (based on her book I recognized where he wrote himself into “Willard” in a very small role)

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