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South of the Pumphouse (edition 2006)

by Les Claypool

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Title:South of the Pumphouse
Authors:Les Claypool
Info:Akashic Books (2006), Paperback, 190 pages
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Tags:2007-06, fiction, fishing, brothers, drugs, california, sturgeon, death, san pablo bay, san francisco bay, jerk, boat, boating, water

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As a first novel I thought this was wonderful. I have been a fan of Les Claypool's music and lyrics for a very long time and I couldn't wait to read his book. The style is musical, the sentences sonorous. It is a book to be read out loud as it is filled with sounds and onomatopoeia. The storyline is somehow more realist than I expected and the characters are bordering the stereotypical. But of course archetypes and stereotypes help with visualizing unfamiliar characters, and if addressed correctly, using stereotypes is a form of satire and critique of society. Claypool succeeded in this critique...just as in his songs.
I was thrilled with the roller-coaster of emotions, the drug-induced narration, and ended up rooting for the fish!
Hopefully he will produce another oeuvre that is as artistic and dark as this one.
We need a new Hunter Thompson anyway don't we? ( )
  clmueller | Dec 4, 2011 |
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