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Sunday, September 11, 2005

God Jr.

Time to go to the bookstore. I can't quite make out what's in this photo. But nice and saturated it is...

3 comments:

kitty said...

Pass. Too dark and the font is too, I dunno, jarring maybe. I had a negative reaction the second I saw it, so I'd leave it be on the B&N shelf.

glass_sandwich said...

Jim has been an emotional mess ever since that terrible day a year ago when he got into a car accident that killed his teenage son, Tommy. Since then, Jim gets around in a wheelchair, but he has a secret: he can actually walk. He doesn't tell anyone because that would ruin a perfectly good punishment for himself: being disabled. He also smokes a lot of pot, which may explain why he is determined to turn one of his son's routine drawings into a huge monument in the backyard. When he discovers that Tommy made the sketch from a video game, Jim becomes obsessed with playing it--to the detriment of his job and marriage. The game--as well as the novel--takes on new dimensions when Jim feels he can actually communicate with aspects of the program, entering into an existential dialogue with a pixilated snowman on the nature of reality.--Booklist

And if that doesn't sound fun there's always Cooper's novel Period, about a "macabre world of disaffected young men engaging in Satanic sacrifice, gang rape, cutting-edge pornography and nonchalant mutilation and murder."

chuck said...

looks like a dead raven or a crow to me