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Downtown Owl
Downtown Owl
Author: Chuck Klosterman
Somewhere in North Dakota, there is a town called Owl that isn't there. Disco is over, but punk never happened. They don't have cable. They don't really have pop culture, unless you count grain prices and alcoholism. People work hard and then they die. They hate the government and impregnate teenage girls. But that's not nearly as awful as it so...  more »
ISBN-13: 9781416544180
ISBN-10: 1416544186
Publication Date: 9/16/2008
Pages: 288
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.

3 stars, based on 10 ratings
Publisher: Scribner
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
Members Wishing: 0
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When I tried to read Sex, Drugs, and Coco-Puffs I didn't make it through 10 pages before I decided I hated the book. So when my book club chose Downtown Owl I was nervous. It turned out that I had nothing to worry about because Downtown Owl is the most fun book that I've read in a while. Quirky and fast but somehow still deep. I loved the way Klosterman had the omnipotent narrator but jumped around to different characters. I'm going to have to give Coco Puffs another try.
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I really enjoyed Klosterman's writing and became very involved with the characters, which is definitely the mark of a good writer. The ending, however, really spoiled the book for me; it seemed very abrupt and didn't leave you with any sense of closure. It seemed like the characters deserved better. The rest of the book is an easy read and a great small-town America study, with a good dose of humor.


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