Vassar College’s student bookstore is moving their premises and they are liquidating all of their hardcover books.
This is great news for me because I got to pick up Josh Bazell’s Beat the Reaper for $1!
Here’s the NY Times review: “Josh Bazell is an unusually talented writer….[he] more than earned my indulgence as a reader. If there’s a better recommendation for a story than that, I don’t know what is.”
I agree. I always know I’m going to have a great time when I pick up a book in a bookstore and before I know it, I’ve raced through Chapter One.
It’s a fun read and there are sharks and mobsters and medicine and doctors and plot twists and turns and a lot of violence, but a really funny voice in the first person narration of Pietro “Bearclaw” Brwna, the narrator.
If you find it, pick it up, (or click on the image and order from Amazon) it’s a great summer read.
Leonardo DiCaprio was slated to play Bearclaw if they make into a movie. (That was five or more years ago) I didn’t know that before I read the book, but I could definitely see the film as I was reading it.
Drop me a line if you pick it up and let me know what you think!