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Saturday, July 26, 2008

The Night of the Gun



The Night of the Gun, by David Carr is yet another junkie memoir in the likes of Jimm Carroll's The Basketball Diaries (Great movie with Leonardo Di Caprio) and James Frey's A Million Little Pieces.

What's interresting is that it was written by a NY Times Colunist. The story is worth telling and the writing is great. That's all I needed to put it on my reading list.

Also, I must admit that the author's words grabbed me:

Here is what I deserved: hepatitis C, federal prison time, H.I.V., a cold park bench, an early, addled death.

Here is what I got: the smart, pretty wife, the three lovely children, the job that impresses.

Here is what I remember about how That Guy became This Guy: not much. But my version of events is worth knowing, if for no other reason than I was there.

The book's Website is great: www.nightofthegun.com

A review, by the author.

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Jean-Michel said...

Ahhhh enfin!

Welcome back JM!

Je suis bien content que tu recommences à écrire sur ton blogue. Tes posts sont toujours très intéressants et sont de très bonnes suggestions de lecture.

Continue!

jm2

JM said...

Merci JM2 :o)

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