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Clarke – Exley

19 Apr

Exley by Brock Clarke (2010)

“Sometimes you have to tell the truth about some of the stuff that you’ve done so that people will believe you when you tell them the truth about other stuff you haven’t done.”

I read Frederick Exley’s A Fan’s Notes my freshman semester of college at the recommendation of a friendly book dealer.  I loved it.  After reading Clarke’s “Note From the Author” at the end of Exley, there’s really no wonder.  Similar to Clarke (to a lesser, younger extent) who was similar to Exley (to a lesser, younger extent), I was living at home Continue reading