Thursday, September 21, 2006
92. "Jesus' Son" ~ Denis Johnson
As a writer, I know that imagination expands upon life experiences, but it does not mean that there is a blurred line between reality and fiction.
As a reader, I wanted to hold Denis Johnson and reiki some love into his soul.
This is how a master crafts his characters. And what flawed characters Johnson creates amid bars, cars, and stars (ooh, that was horrible - my apologies).
I'm teaching my students about descriptive writing. Rip out one page of this book and you will find more detail and imagery than most Book of the Month club selections for ten years.
4.25 out of 5.0 Purple Jesus Cocktails.
Posted by Kristin at 8:23 PM