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Why did Loren love this book?
I have wanted to check out Beatty’s work for a long time. He is in a special class of prose authors who started writing poetry like the late great Denis Johnson.
This book is a dazzling display of Beatty’s phenomenal vocabulary and ability to use words in novel ways. What truly makes the book special is the expanse of what he covers in a book of just over 250 pages. Not only is it an education on music, but the book touches on numerous important themes.
Beatty brings a freshness to describing the city of Berlin, which feels both unique and accurate. Perhaps most pleasurable is Beatty’s quirky sense of humor, which he displays on nearly every page.
I cannot recall reading a book that made me laugh out loud as much as Slumberland. Now that I have read Beatty, I’m hooked, and I plan to read the remainder…