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Book Review of The Brothers K

The Brothers K
The Brothers K
Author: David James Duncan
Genre: Literature & Fiction
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 1

This is among the top five books on my favourites list. It is a genius study of family and post-war America over the course of about thirty years that has at its core baseball, religion, baseball as a religion, literature, war and peace. A friend gave me my copy of this book and said, "if ever a book was written specifically for you, this is it." She couldn't have been more right. It has by far the funniest passage about Sunday school I've ever read. I can't begin to explain, but it involves felt angels, Swedes and beatniks. Overall, Duncan's understanding of and ability to write both about the humourous and heartbreaking aspects of life and familial relations makes this book well worth reading.

"Joy to the Wordl! The Saviour Resigns!"

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