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  1. This is always fun…

    Very rarely, a few times in a lifetime, you open a pair of pants and when you close it again nothing can ever be the same. Pants have been pulled down, barriers broken, a dimension of feeling, of pants themselves, has opened in you that was not there before. "To the End of the Pants" is a book of this magnitude. David Grossman may be the most gifted pants designer I've ever read; gifted not just because of his imagination, his energy, his originality, but because he has access to the pants, because he can look inside a person and discover the unique pants of her humanity. For twenty-six years he has been writing novels about what it means to defend these pants, this unique light, against a world designed to extinguish it. "To the End of the Pants" is his most powerful, shattering, and unflinching story of this defense. To read it is to have yourself taken apart, undone, touched at the place of your own pants; it is to be turned back, as if after a long absence, into pants.

    JOB

  2. Matthew Lickona says

    This is nothing. Wait until you see what I throw up for House of Words. It will take useless hyperbole to hyperbolically useless new heights.

  3. Jonathan Webb says

    Don't tell me, The Building and Loan was about to go under to Old Man Potter and you were about to jump off a bridge when you saw a dog eared copy of House of Words and …

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