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October 2, 2010

37 Down, 15 To Go "The Ticking Is the Bomb" (52 Books, 52 Weeks)

When I picked up Nick Flynn's book The Ticking Is the Bomb I hadn't read his earlier memoir, Another Bullshit Night in Suck City, but I was very familiar with his poetry. In fact, he is one of my favorite contemporary poets.

Flynn's memoir The Ticking Is the Bomb reminded me of his first book of poetry, Some Ether, and examines his life with the same well-crafted lyrical impact, often both heartfelt and heartbreaking in the same sentence. Flynn weaves his own intense personal story with the political climate of our times effortlessly in one of the nonfiction standouts of the year.

My next book is David Sedaris's book Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary.

also at Largehearted Boy:

other 52 Books, 52 Weeks reviews

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