World's End

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Bloomsbury Publishing, Jul 1, 2011 - Fiction - 480 pages
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Walter Van Brunt is a dreamer, and a lover of drugs, alcohol and speed. He likes nothing better than to fly along on his motorbike, invincible and immortal. But one day, dodging a mysterious shadow on the road, he crashes into a barrier and loses his right foot. Walter is a descendant of Dutch yeomen and since the day of the accident he has been haunted by their ghosts. When he receives a new plastic foot he is determined to find his father who deserted his family years ago, and to uncover the secrets of his ancestors.

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After some failed attempts at describing post modernism to Homer and Barnie, Moe finally caves and says, "Okay, weird for the sake of weird." Not sure I agree, though his description is apt for Boyle's style conscious writing. Starting to think I'm not his biggest fan. Read full review

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4.5 Stars. Full disclosure: I read this because it was referenced in How I Met Your Mother. However, I won't make this review about how it met / failed to meet my expectations based on my ... Read full review

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T. C. Boyle is the New York Times bestselling author of ten collections of stories and fourteen novels, most recently, San Miguel, followed by the second volume of his collected stories, T. C. Boyle Stories II. His work has been translated into twenty-five languages and won a PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction. He is a member of the Academy of Arts and Letters and lives in California.

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