Jesus' Son

Jesus' Son


Book - 2015
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"American master Denis Johnson's nationally bestselling collection of blistering and indelible tales about America's outcasts and wanderers Denis Johnson's now classic story collection chronicles a wild netherworld of addicts and lost souls, a violent and disordered landscape that encompasses every extreme of American culture. These are stories of transcendence and spiraling grief, of hallucinations and glories, of getting lost and found and lost again. The insights and careening energy in Jesus' Son have earned the book a place of its own among the classics of twentieth-century American literature. For more than twenty years, Picador has been producing beautifully packaged literary fiction and nonfiction books from Manhattan's Flatiron Building. Our Twentieth Anniversary Modern Classics line pairs iconic books with a design that's both small enough to fit in your pocket and unique enough to stand out on your bookshelf. "--
"The book takes its title from the Velvet Underground song "Heroin",[1] and concerns the exploits of several addicts living in rural America, as they engage in drug use, petty crime and even murder. The stories are linked by shared locations (such as a dive bar in small-town Iowa) and repeated imagery. They are all narrated by troubled young men, who may in fact be a single troubled young man"--
Publisher: New York : Picador, 2015.
Edition: First Picador Modern Classics edition.
Copyright Date: ©1992.
ISBN: 9781250074805
Characteristics: 183 pages ;,15 cm.


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Sep 25, 2018

I found it very depressing, crude and completely sounding like he was high when he wrote it. Guess it was supposed to reflect the reality of addiction. Too much for me. Others like

Recovering, Intoxication and its Aftermath much more to my liking....recommended highly!

Jul 09, 2018

Short. Easy reading, but there is a lot there. Distressing & inspiring.

Sep 07, 2015

Well written and compelling if just a bit bleak.

Jun 21, 2013

Note to self: David Foster Wallace praised Angels, though dumped on his subsequent works ...except Jesus's Son, which has a cult following

Jan 31, 2011

Collection of short stories around the same anti-hero, drug addict character. Surprisingly touching and gentle. Highly recommended.

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