TMR 10.14: “We Made it to the End” [DUCKS, NEWBURYPORT]
We did it! Chad and Brian reflect on the somewhat surprising ending to Ducks, Newburyport and reflect on all 1,000+ of its glorious pages in the season finale to this Two Month Review. They debate whether the book is hopeful or pessimistic, the way in which its solipsism infects the reader’s way of seeing the world, and they take one last shot at anti-mom nut job, Dr. Phil.
This week’s music is “Let’s Never Leave Here” by Death and Vanilla
We’ll be back in February with the next season: The Dreamed Part by Rodrigo Fresán!
Be sure to order Brian’s book, Joytime Killbox, which is now officially available at better bookstores everywhere thanks to BOA Editions
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