A Map Of Tulsa

by Benjamin Lytal | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 1908276304 Global Overview for this book
Registered by anathema-device of Graz, Steiermark Austria on 1/26/2014
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Journal Entry 1 by anathema-device from Graz, Steiermark Austria on Sunday, January 26, 2014
Blurb:
The first days of summer: Jim Praley is home from college, ready to unlock Tulsa's secrets. He drives the highways in his parents' car. Finally he makes himself stop and walk into a bar. He's invited to a party. And there he meets Adrienne Booker, a girl who rules Tulsa, in her way. A high-school dropout and promising artist with a penthouse apartment, she takes a special interest in Jim. Through her eyes, he will rediscover his hometown: its wasted sprawl, the beauty of its late nights and, at the city's centre, the unsleeping light of its skyscrapers.
Five years later, Jim comes home again, to face the truth about that summer.
A novel in two parts, A Map of Tulsa is love story and elegy, a meditation on mobility and its consequences, a book about the distances inside America.

Journal Entry 2 by anathema-device at Graz, Steiermark Austria on Tuesday, February 4, 2014
A nice read I would have enjoyed in the early OOs or so. It's obvious the author chooses his words carefully & deliberately, but to me it reads just like so many predictable similes. I would have enjoyed being surprised more.
It think my favourite phrase of the whole book is that "in a state of grace you could imagine the concrete lines going on straight forever". Unfortunately no insightful psychogeographical things happen, which would have fit this book very well. However, I also learned that josh can be a verb, so there's that. :)

Journal Entry 3 by anathema-device at OBCZ Café Scherbe in Graz, Steiermark Austria on Thursday, April 17, 2014

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Journal Entry 4 by pittipa at Karl-Franzens-Universität, Merangasse 70 in Graz, Steiermark Austria on Tuesday, September 15, 2015

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