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Trout Fishing in America

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Trout Fishing in America

Postby bluethedog » Fri Jun 15, 2007 5:37 pm

Trout Fishing in America is the musical duo of Keith Grimwood and Ezra Idlet who I saw perform in 1991 in Fort Worth, Texas.

I later found out TFIA came from the title of a Richard Brautigan novel, which I finally checked out from the library yesterday.

My first impression was this book may be a good preventative for Alzheimers as it makes you do mental gymnastics. I felt off balance the whole time as if I was learning a new sport.

I'm now reading The Pill versus The Springhill Mine Disaster which is a collection of his poetry that has at times had me laughing out loud.

The jacket says another of his novels is "Sombrero Fallout: A Japanese Novel". Anyone read it?
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Postby Henry Vilas » Fri Jun 15, 2007 7:12 pm

Welcome to the '60s.
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Postby blunt » Mon Jun 18, 2007 11:58 am

Sombrero Fallout is great.
Even better:
The Hawkline Monster: A Gothic Western
Dreaming of Babylon: A Private Eye Novel
The Tokyo-Montana Express----
aw hell.
Just read em all.
One of my mostest favoritest authors.

A cool one:

"Surprise"*
I lift the toilet seat
as if it were the nest of a bird
and I see cat tracks.
all around the edge of the bowl.


(4 November 1959)
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Postby TheBookPolice » Mon Jun 18, 2007 12:04 pm

Just don't go changing your name.
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Postby blunt » Mon Jun 18, 2007 12:07 pm

Nice.
Oh, and speaking of names, the one book as a youth I shied away from was The Abortion.
Don't.
Bizarre wonderful tale of weirdos living in a library.
Read it!
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Postby depinmad » Mon Jun 18, 2007 12:19 pm

brautigan is a lot of fun.
also, check out john fante, and more recently paul auster.
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Postby bluethedog » Mon Jun 18, 2007 12:24 pm

blunt wrote:A cool one:

And another:

Love Poem

It's so nice
to wake up in the morning
all alone
and not have to tell somebody
you love them
when you don't love them
any more.
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Postby snoqueen » Mon Jun 18, 2007 4:44 pm

Don't forget Revenge of the Lawn.
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Postby bluethedog » Tue Jun 19, 2007 4:30 pm

It's only right to finish this thread off with:

mayonnaise.
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Re: Trout Fishing in America

Postby SombreroFallout » Tue Jun 19, 2007 9:38 pm

bluethedog wrote:The jacket says another of his novels is "Sombrero Fallout: A Japanese Novel". Anyone read it?


Not me.

As opening lines go, I always thought

In watermelon sugar the deeds were done and done again as my life is done in watermelon sugar pretty much kicked the crap out of Call me Fishmeal.





HAVE YOU EVER HAD A WITCH BLOOM LIKE A HIGHWAY

Have you ever had a witch bloom like a highway
on your mouth? and turn your breathing to her
fancy? like a little car with blue headlights
passing forever in a dream?
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Re: Trout Fishing in America

Postby hershinmad » Sat Aug 08, 2009 11:19 pm

Wow, am I bored on a Saturday night to be reading a couple of year old posts.
'A Confederate General From Big Sur"

Nothing better than Lee Mellon and his moving teeth.
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Re: Trout Fishing in America

Postby rabble » Tue Jan 19, 2010 11:56 am

Thank you camatian, that brought a good chuckle to an otherwise pretty rotten morning.
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