Fridays at Enrico's

Fridays at Enrico's

Book - 2014
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The story of four writers living in Northern California and Portland during the early, heady days of the Beat scene. A time of youth and opportunity, this story mixes the excitement of beginning with the melancholy of ambition, often thwarted and never satisfied.
Publisher: Berkeley : Counterpoint, ♭2014
ISBN: 9781619023017
Branch Call Number: CARPENT
Characteristics: 325 pages ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Lethem, Jonathan

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Tyler__J Jul 28, 2015

This is a novel about writers and writing. About the solitary, sometimes selfish, life of an artist. About the need for recognition and ego stroking, but also how devotion to a craft can give one's life meaning. It explores the whole spectrum of feelings that a writer goes through. Readers who enjoy clean, straight forward prose and characters they will care deeply about despite their flaws, will fall in love with this novel.

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Nov 20, 2014

I was attracted by the mention of some of the Beat writers, but they appear as names only in this novel. It is a actually a tedious recitation of the careers of various semi-talented people trying to become writers and screenwriters in Hollywood; not much character development or insight. A complete waste of time - sorry. No stars for this one.

cdsrus Aug 09, 2014

Wow! Since reading this I am now reading all available Carpenter writings.

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