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Johnny Got His Gun (Film Ink) by Dalton Trumbo
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Anti-War novel, 2 Feb 2000
Amazing...This is such a powerful novel, written by such a great man, that when you hear of his treatment as one of the Hollywood Ten, and how his livelihood was destroyed by right-wing America and Senator McCarthy, then it makes this novel all the more special. A great left-wing tract that perfectly exposes the idiocy of war and patriotism in such a heart-rending way. Genius.
American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis
American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
What most people fail to realise when engulfed by all the controversy is that this book is hilarious, the most laugh-out-loud funny novel I have ever read. A black comedy to rival Palanhiuk's Fight Club, which retains the droll Generation X feel of Less Than Zero as a narrative criticism of the empty lives of its protagonists. Wonderful, I don't have a negative thing to say.
For Kings and Planets (Bloomsbury Paperbacks) by Ethan Canin
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I first encountered this novel as the Granta short story "orno and marshall", which seemed to encapsulate most of the themes in the novel but considerably more succinctly. Despite this, the novel is superb - Canin has a great eye for character, and at times the prose is excellent. The emptiness of the character's lives is detailed brilliantly, and Marshall is a brilliant foil to bring out the humanism of Orno. I feel that my reading of the novel may have been unfairly precluded by my reading of what was an awesome short story, but I would still recommend it.

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