what was that? is that all there is? who is this? this is it.

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book review preview

February 6, 2020

I read his essay Exchange Rate in The Gettysburg Review and started to look for more and then I found his book

at my local independent bookstore I got the one and only copy they had when I snagged it off the to-be-shelved cart before they could shelve it alphabetically in the literary essay section 

your local library has ordered a copy but it's so new it hasn't even arrived yet

when I can read something at 6:15am while standing up with rain-soaked socks on a crowded train and it takes me to another place that's good. this Monson guy is good. when I say read I mean look at words printed on paper as in bound printed matter not on some electronic doo-dad device


you won't hear this song the same way after you read Exchange Rate

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Case said...

Gonna grab this from Powell’s tomorrow.

Posted February 14, 2020 10:00 PM | Reply to this comment

pilder said...

Case followed through just like he said he would

Posted February 16, 2020 06:53 PM | Reply to this comment

folly moster said...

I’m reading this right now and loving it. Thanks for the recommendation!

Posted March 7, 2020 11:49 AM | Reply to this comment

pilder replied to folly moster...

howdy Foster. I'm kinda still reading it too. I put it down for a bit but I took it on the train today and got some more out of it. This Monson guy is someone I'd like to take a long road trip with if I had to take a long road trip. Or someone I'd like to take a writing class with. cheers

Posted March 9, 2020 09:14 PM | Reply to this comment

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