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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

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