Fridays at Enrico's

Fridays at Enrico's

A Novel

eBook - 2014-04-21
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Don Carpenter was one of the finest novelists working in the west. His first novel, A Hard Rain Falling, first published in 1966, has been championed by Richard Price, and George Pelacanos who called it ?a masterpiece...the definitive juvenile-delinquency novel and a damning indictment of our criminal justice system," is considered a classic. His novel A Couple of Comedians is thought by some the best novel about Hollywood ever written.He was a close friend of Evan Connell and other San Francisco writers, but his closest friendship was with Richard Brautigan, and when Brautigan killed himself, Carpenter tried for some time to write a biography of his remarkable, deeply troubled friend.He finally abandoned that in favor of writing a novel. Friday's at Enricos, the story of four writers living in Northern California and Portland during the early, heady days of the Beat scene. A time of youth and opportunity, this story mixes the excitement of...
Publisher: New York :, Counterpoint,, 2014-04-21.
ISBN: 9781619023765
Branch Call Number: eBook Overdrive
Characteristics: polychrome,rdacc,
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Tyler__J Jul 28, 2015

This is a novel about writers and writing. About the solitary, sometimes selfish, life of an artist. About the need for recognition and ego stroking, but also how devotion to a craft can give one's life meaning. It explores the whole spectrum of feelings that a writer goes through. Readers who enjoy clean, straight forward prose and characters they will care deeply about despite their flaws, will fall in love with this novel.

Nov 20, 2014

I was attracted by the mention of some of the Beat writers, but they appear as names only in this novel. It is a actually a tedious recitation of the careers of various semi-talented people trying to become writers and screenwriters in Hollywood; not much character development or insight. A complete waste of time - sorry. No stars for this one.

cdsrus Aug 09, 2014

Wow! Since reading this I am now reading all available Carpenter writings.


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