Home Land

Home Land

Book - 2005
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Publisher: New York : Picador, [2005], c2004
ISBN: 9780312424183
0312424183
Branch Call Number: FIC Lips
Characteristics: 229 p. ; 21 cm

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ChrisMGray
Jul 31, 2013

can't get into this

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burleighsmith
Feb 15, 2012

Lottsa humor. I had to read with care to decipher the flow and decode some of the language—Lipsyte likes both. Although this isn’t stated, the perspective is from a 30ish wannabe great author. That is, someone void of life’s dominating responsibilities and social enforcers (family, job, mother, etc.). So it’s very boys never growing up terrain. The comparison with Holden Caulfield is off, just cuz Tea Bag (as his moniker indicates) is mostly a pretty silly—tho tormented—guy. Like Lipsyte’s THE ASK, HOME LAND might have benefitted if it didn’t have to be in novel form, i.e., if instead it were a dynamite short story, but it’s a lot of fun and very much for readers looking for today’s writers.

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ranXerox
Apr 02, 2011

Unbelievably funny. Painfully funny. Sam Lipsyte can craft a sentence like you don't know, at least until you read the book. Then you'll know. A very, very good book.

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