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The Feast of Love - Charles Baxter

September 08, 2004

I'm currently in the middle of a fabulous book called "The Feast of Love" by Charles Baxter. This book was published in 2000 by Vintage Books. I found it for a quarter at my favorite thrift store. If you are interested in reading it, you can grab the last $3.99 at the Westmoreland Mall Waldenbooks or scour the used books listings at amazon. If you pay full price for this book, I will be forced to laugh at you. Muhahahaha!

Anyway, this book is about an insomniac Charlie Baxter who goes for a late night walk and runs into Bradley (the human) walking Bradley (the dog). The story that follows is the interaction of Charlie, Bradley, those kids getting busy on the football field, and all the ghosts of their respective pasts. Some choice quotes from my reading this morning:

"I am so far beyond being motivated that I want to punch the nearest clerk. But I don't! That's discipline."

"Every day is a new day when filled with dawn feeling, a virgin day, until it gets fucked up by human activity and becomes history."

"... when I get bored with that, I'll think about my own funeral, which always cheers me up."

You should read this book. It's super.

Moira at 11:02 AM :: Comments (3) :: ::
Comments:

How about a line or ten from the book?

Posted by: Neha at September 8, 2004 02:22 PM

Sounds like something I would like to read (But would refuse to pay full price for.. Not because it's not worth it, but because I'm cheap (read:poor) and I would also run the risk of you laughing at me. But I do like the quotes, sounds like it should go on the list.
Thanks.

Posted by: Lily at September 20, 2004 04:34 PM

it's good.. when i am finished with it (god am i really still reading that?) perhaps i will let you borrow it? ;c)

Posted by: moira at September 21, 2004 11:00 AM
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