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4.0 out of 5 stars Travis Bickle for the MTV Generation, 28 Sep 2012
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The Golden Calf, originally titled Oscar Caliber Gun, is the tale of a loner, Ray Tompkins, who shifts through his almost life with almost jobs disconnected and unable to bond until he discovers a love of writing letters to those he wishes to get to know. Plagued with the urge for reciprocation as those who might possibly respond drop dead, take other lovers and ignore him, he adopts the world of the stalker in Hollywood, with fatal results.

Henry Baum's tight writing draws the reader into the spiral of the character's thinking so well, that by the time Ray is completely out of control it seems entirely reasonable. Characters are fully formed with individual tells: for the most part sickeningly unlikeable and frighteningly insensitive to Ray's plight: he is a Travis Bickle for the MTV generation.

Thoroughly recommended writing from the author of The American Book of the Dead, North of Sunset and God's Wife.
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