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Lawrence of Suburbia October 20, 2013 at 2:14 AM
Lake Worth - At least come up with a comment that doesn't completely demonstrate your utter self-aggrandizing, perceived self importance; i.e. "..give me..." I suspect your world is characterized by a lot of "...give me.."s.
Please, give me Sean Stewart. Any time. His ghosts are ghosts.

Knausgaard's too-literary ghosts, discovered hiding in empty booze bottles and elsewhere, make for sessions of mental masturbation. KOK's effort also hides his adolescent efforts in that direction -- an 800-pound gorilla of KOK-meat pounding.

Portnoy had it right.