Thursday, January 21, 2010

From: Jesus' Son

"There were many moments in the Vine like that one--where you might think today was yesterday, and yesterday was tomorrow, and so on. Because we all believed we were tragic, and we drank. We had that helpless, destined feeling. We would die with handcuffs on. We would be put a stop to, and it wouldn't be our fault. So we imagined. And yet we were always being found innocent for ridiculous reasons."

Jesus' Son
Denis Johnson

If you haven't read Jesus' Son, you're missing the best novel/collection of short stories of all time (in my humble opinion). It's dark and makes you wonder. It also illustrates a definition of "desperation." Oh yeah, and it's my favorite book. What's yours?


  1. I picked this one up from Amazon at your recommendation. I haven't read it yet (and might not for months if my brother takes it with him) but it looks intriguing.

  2. Hmmm, haven't heard of it but I liked the quote. I can't keep up with all these recommendations. I need to learn how to read uber fast.