I loved every minute of this book, every page I spent with Addie and Louis and their burgeoning companionship and love.
“The things we love when we’re twenty, we replace them with things that weigh more, that require care and feeding: the things we are obliged to love.”
Clark’s prose is clear and inviting, sometimes strikingly poetic.
“He became his own blues song, a Tom Waits loser, a Kerouac saint.”
Underlying it all is the love these characters have: for one another, for living, for making better futures for themselves.
Philip has created a causality violation device, which is a fancy way of saying “time machine.”
Why write a book about Josh? What was is about his life that made him deserve such a tribute?
Two things were soon apparent: McGuane is a talented writer, and I had trouble relating to his characters.
It is no exaggeration to say High Dive has already become one of my all-time favorite books.
If you think the book devotes far too little attention to the Unabomber himself, you’re right.