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In 1938, nineteen-year-old ranch hand Bud Frazer sets out for Hollywood with his sights set on becoming a stunt rider in the movies–and hoping to rub shoulders with the great screen cowboys of his youth. On the long bus ride south, Bud meets Lily Shaw, a bold, outspoken young woman with her heart set on becoming a screenwriter. The two form an unlikely friendship that will carry them through their tumultuous days in Hollywood–and as it happens, for the rest of their lives.
“I read Falling from Horses in two gulps. The writing is gorgeous, the setting so beautifully realized, both time and place, the narrative voice unforgettable, and all the characters so real and compelling. Tremendous, page-turning….I could not have loved it more.” —Karen Joy Fowler, author of We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves and The Jane Austen Book Club
“Falling From Horses is a clear-eyed, breathtaking look at a small corner of life unknown to most: cowboy stunt riders
in 1930′s Hollywood. Gloss adeptly brings to life characters in search of the American Dream, while illuminating the “myth of the cowboy West” and the harsh realities that come along with it. A moving story filled with heart and insight by an author whose love of the American landscape rings loudly through each page.” —Gail Tsukiyama, author of A Hundred Flowers and The Samurai’s Garden
“Molly Gloss makes the little seen life of a movie stuntman and a back lot script girl come alive in this entertaining and often touching tale of a naïve young man and woman who are trying to live their dreams.” – Phillip Margolin, New York Times bestselling author of Worthy Brown’s Daughter
“Molly Gloss is always exploring that dangerous place where reality and imagination combine to form the American West, and never more than in this book, plunging as it does into the heart of the dream machine. She has a tremendous gift for bringing a situation alive, so be ready: you’re about to live these lives. It’s a great experience.” – Kim Stanley Robinson, author of Shaman and 2312
“The story of a boy growing up into a man by way of ambition, adventure,catastrophe, love, and grief. A Western about cowboys and horses, and how Hollywood made Westerns about cowboys and horses, and what happens when the real thing and the fake collide. A beautiful, moving novel, cut from the American heartwood.” –Ursula K. Le Guin
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"Chuck Palhaniuk writes with fierce satire and wicked metaphor. Damned and Doomed follow a 13 year old post-dead overweight Maddison Spencer in her afterlife antics. The first two in a trilogy follow Madison Spencer as she acclimates herself to her damnation in hell. It may sound grueling, but these satires are hilarious, witty, and fast paced. Pahlaniuk offers readers a fun, uncomfortable and unique view into his writing and highlight satire as only Pahlaniuk can. Having read the final line of Damned - "To Be Continued..." I was anxious to pick up where I left off and follow our antagonist once again. Instead of letters to Satan like in Doomed, Damned is written as blog posts from Madison's PDA. If you are looking for books that will both disgust you and bring you to rolling laughter, these are the novels for you. Pahlaniuk most certainly challenges the norms in his writing and takes you on a wild ride."
The Dharma Bums by Jack Kerouac
"As a large fan of the Beat Generation, it is no surprise that I hail the writing of Kerouac. Though he is most famous for his book On The Road which was written on a single roll of paper, Dharma Bums is by far one of my favorite books of all time. It is both enlightening and poetic and truly makes you think about life the way Kerouac sees and interprets it. All characters in this book are based on actual people and poets of the Beat Generation. This novel follows Jack Kerouac's character Ray through a 3,000 mile journey across the US and his journey to enlightenment. Kerouac's poetic prose is certainly captivating and finishing this book makes you want to examine your own consciousness. "One night I was meditating in such perfect stillness that two mosquitoes came and sat on each of my cheekbones and stayed there for a long time without biting and then went away without biting". Dharma bums captures an insightful journey, love for poetry, zen and Buddhism beautifully written."
Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh
"Hyperbole and a half was an extremely witty and fun read...in fact, I read it in one sitting as I could not put it down. This book brings humor to an otherwise not so funny topic of depression and bipolar disorder as Brosh's comical mind examines it. The hilarious pictures which are crudely drawn lighten the topic and had me rolling with laughter from start to finish."
Howl and Other Poems by Allen Ginsberg
"Another Beat Generation great, Allen Ginsberg's poetry is raw, sharp and beautiful. Though much of these poems have societal undertones and address things like sexuality and addiction, Howl and other poems is an excellent read for those who like poetry with a punch."
Naked Lunch by William S. Burroughs
"This book is clearly a literary work of art. If it weren't for Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac, Naked Lunch might not have ever been published. Ginsberg and Kerouac visited Burroughs in Tangiers and tried to salvage what literary genius had been dripping from Burrough's pen. This book is not a novel by any means, it is a collection of thoughts and fears and if you are considering jumping into this book looking for a linear plot then you will be disappointed. Rather, this book can be dissected at any point and digested for the wonderful handle of words that can only be expressed by Burroughs."