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Erasure
Erasure: A Novel | Percival Everett
Percival Everett's Erasure is a blistering satire about race and writing Thelonious "Monk" Ellison's writing career has bottomed out: his latest manuscript has been rejected by seventeen publishers, which stings all the more because his previous novels have been "critically acclaimed." He seethes on the sidelines of the literary establishment as he watches the meteoric success of We's Lives in Da Ghetto, a first novel by a woman who once visited "some relatives in Harlem for a couple of days." Meanwhile, Monk struggles with real family tragedieshis aged mother is fast succumbing to Alzheimer's, and he still grapples with the reverberations of his father's suicide seven years before. In his rage and despair, Monk dashes off a novel meant to be an indictment of Juanita Mae Jenkins's bestseller. He doesn't intend for My Pafology to be published, let alone taken seriously, but it isunder the pseudonym Stagg R. Leighand soon it becomes the Next Big Thing. How Monk deals with the personal and professional fallout galvanizes this audacious, hysterical, and quietly devastating novel.
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Cortg
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This book, IMO, is perfect! 10/10. Definitely going to make an effort to read more of Everett‘s writing and I‘m going to try to watch American Fiction tonight. *It‘s not “new” just a newly purchased library copy 😉

Avanders Just bought this this weekend! 6d
Cortg @Avanders Good choice! I hope you enjoy it! 6d
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Lindy
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Funny and devastating. I loved this satirical look at the intersection between race and literary culture in the USA. Audiobook superbly performed by Sean Crisden.

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It was the season of the absent or lazy editor. So many of the novels were needlessly fat.

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everlocalwest
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Um, I'm sorry, this novel is genius. I was cackling throughout and cannot wait to read more from Everett.

The middle section (Stagg's novel) was kinda miserable to get through but Everett writing and including it in the text of Erasure is just so funny. Absolutely brilliant send up of the publishing industry and racial discourseTM.

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Cortg
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I‘m struggling with the print on this book. It‘s very light AND small. Yet the page is quite large. It‘s really annoying me. And the ebook has a 10 week hold through the library 😩

Librarybelle Interesting printing choice…I wonder why the publisher did that 2w
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AnneCecilie
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Thelonius “Monk” Ellison is a black American writing intricate and philosophical novels, and not fitting the themes for a black person to write about. For fun and as a parody he writes the ultimate black novel under a pseudonym and everyone loves it. What is a man to do when everyone wants to meet him?

At the same time his mother‘s memory is fading fast. His brother has his own issues. And has his deceased father hidden something from everyone?

AnneCecilie A book about white people‘s expectations and what “we” allow non-white people to talk/ write about. A book about the publishing industry and how they are reinforcing already existing stereotypes. 3w
LiteraryinLawrence This is the book the Academy Award nominee American Fiction was based on, right? 3w
Tamra @LiteraryinLawrence yes. I loved the novel and so I‘m a bit reluctant to watch the film because the trailer seems to indicate the angle of the story is different. 3w
AnneCecilie @LiteraryinLawrence and @Tamra I actually read this so I could watch the movie once it comes to Norway. I like to have some space between reading the book and watching the movie, but I haven‘t seen the trailer yet. 3w
Meshell1313 I absolutely loved the film! But I always treat books and adaptations as 2 completely separate entities. 3w
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Jas16
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My third book by Everett and I need to read everything he has written as soon as possible.

Tamra Isn‘t he incredibly imaginative?! 1mo
DHill Same! 1mo
Suet624 Same!! 3w
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inthegreensandblues
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Cerebral, sharp, funny, devastating. I'm looking forward to watching the movie, and am thankful that it brought this author to my attention.

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AnneCecilie
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I‘m about to start the tagged and this is why meets me - a list of Mr Everett‘s previous novels and the only one I‘ve read, The Threes, isn‘t even mentioned.

I‘m glad he has an extensive backlist in case he turns out to be a new favorite author

SaraBeagle I loved The Trees and Erasure, so I started diving into the backlist. He‘s good, though those two are still my favorites. 1mo
BarbaraBB I loved these too as well as Telephone and Dr No! 1mo
SamAnne I‘ve read Erasure, The Trees and Telephone. Loved them all. 1mo
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You can rent American Fiction on Amazon Prime aka the evil empire. WOW , this was a wonderful film! And no , ashamed to say I haven‘t read the book.

monkeygirlsmama I saw this at the cinema and found it quite good. 1mo
SaraBeagle The book is so good! Much more hard hitting. 1mo
Tamra I so enjoyed the book! 1mo
Megabooks Oh thanks for the heads up!! 1mo
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Aims42
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My initial thoughts on this book are that it‘s very smart (I wish I was in high school and my teacher could explain some of the symbolisms because I know a lot went over my head), it‘s extremely thought-provoking and is indeed “quietly devastating”. If I owned the copy I read there would be many underlined quotes and notes written in the margins, Everett truly has a gift for the written word.

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DHill
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Indeed, the wait is over. 🤗

I didn‘t know the Oscar nominated film American Fiction was adapted from this novel but I‘ll have to watch it once I‘ve finished the book.

Tamra Such a fantastic novel! Begs all the right questions. 1mo
Aims42 My library hold just came in for this, I‘m so excited to read it 🤓🙌 1mo
SamAnne I will finish it today. My favorite Everett book yet and looking forward to watching the film this week. 1mo
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Pinta
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Sly, lots of digs at both commercial & academic publishing, inventive dialogue between artists (Joyce & Wilde, Rauschenberg & de Kooning). What is radical art? What is new narrative territory? What is a Black story? 2001

P155 “epiphanies are like spicy foods: coming back, coming back.”

P2 “I told him that I was living a black life, far blacker than he could ever know, that I had lived one, that I would be living one.”

SamAnne I‘m about 80 percent through it. There are so many great sentences in this novel my Libby ebook from the library is lit up with highlights like a Christmas Tree. Will have to get my own copy. 1mo
Pinta Agreed! 1mo
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Jen2
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Intense

Tamra I loved it! Same with The Trees. 2mo
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vonnie862
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Saw this last night and greatly enjoyed it. It really makes one ponder about America's obsession with black trauma and how America does not listen to all the different perspectives of black lives. I hope to read the book this movie is based on some day. Have you seen this movie?

Meshell1313 I absolutely loved it too! Heartbreaking and real. (edited) 2mo
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Tea_and_Starstuff
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@rachelsbrittain - my #weekendreads are Erasure (tagged) on audio, and I'm debating between my #bookspin (The Paper Menagerie and other stories by Ken Liu) and #doublespin (A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas) for my next physical book. The movie made from Erasure, American Fiction, is the movie I'm most excited to see right now, based on how much I'm enjoying the book.

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Chelsea.Poole
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Oh wow, I‘ve got to read more by Percival Everett! I picked this audio up because I kept seeing references to the new film adaptation from the novel titled “American Fiction”. Thelonius, “Monk” is a published author, professor and all around academic. He thinks highly of his work but it has not taken off. He writes a “ghetto story”, which totally blows up. Add in an ailing mother and complicated family dynamics and we have a great read.

Suet624 Everett rarely disappoints. 2mo
Tamra I‘m looking forward to reading everything he has written! 2mo
Tea_and_Starstuff Reading this right now! Really enjoying the audio - though I'm in the middle of the “ghetto book“ right now and it is getting painfully long. I didn't expect them to actually show so much of it 2mo
Megabooks This was so good! Did you read Telephone yet? I still think about it! 2mo
SamAnne I have become such a fan of his! I have this on hold from the library—which ridiculously has only one e-book copy and nothing else! Loved The Trees and Telephone. Just got Dr. No from the library! 2mo
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Christine
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I thought this was really great! My first Everett. Biting, disturbing, but with characters I cared about. Probably should have chosen The Trees from @Deblovestoread ‘s #AuldLangSpine list, but of course I couldn‘t resist this one because of the movie. But I absolutely hope to read The Trees and other Everett titles soon. EXCELLENT audio narration by Sean Crisden.

ChaoticMissAdventures I liked this too! And I thought the movie did really well adapting it, things had to be cut and changed but it felt like the spirit of the book was still there. 2mo
Christine @ChaoticMissAdventures That's so good to know! Can't wait to see it. 2mo
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Hooked_on_books
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Erasure looks both at the publishing industry and our greater society, examining people and race and what stories we want different people to tell. It‘s Everett, so it‘s brilliant, of course. Our discourse is ready for this book now, though it published back in 2001–he is WAY ahead of us!

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Sara_Planz
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With the arrival of the movie adaption, "American Fiction", I knew I wanted to read the original story prior to viewing and I am so glad I did. I was not prepared for how much I loved this novel. This may be one of the best satires I have ever read, but also includes family drama and a clear eyed view of the publishing industry in general.

Tamra How fun! I really loved it so I definitely want to see the film. 3mo
sarahbarnes I ended up seeing the film this past weekend and loved it. I still want to read the book! 3mo
Tamra @sarahbarnes based on the trailer I saw, it appears like a departure but the essence is there. I hope you like the novel. 3mo
sarahbarnes @Tamra that‘s really good to know. I‘ve loved the other books of his I‘ve read so I‘m looking forward to this one. 3mo
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MicheleinPhilly
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Why Percival Everett is not one of the biggest names in literature is beyond me. The man is a genius and I‘m basing that on the TWO books I‘ve read. I‘m thrilled that I have such an extensive backlist to savor. No one does satire better.

Tamra I agree! He‘s amazing - so creative and doesn‘t condescend to readers. And satire is so difficult to pull off! (edited) 3mo
batsy Agreed! And I've only read two as well (not this one, though). 3mo
TrishB I‘m only on one but have one ready on my kindle! 3mo
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BarbaraBB Completely agree! Each book I‘ve read has been fantastic! 3mo
Ruthiella I think his next one, James, is going to probably catapult him up where he belongs, but for sure he was a best kept secret for decades it seems. I only was exposed to him because of the ToB in 2017 with 3mo
squirrelbrain I‘m only on one as well, @TrishB but I‘m listening to Huck Finn on audio so that I can read James pretty soon. I‘m going to keep an eye out for offers on Erasure due to American Fiction (the film). Or I might just buy it anyway! 🤣 3mo
MicheleinPhilly @squirrelbrain I think it‘s 2.99 right now. 3mo
squirrelbrain Ha! I was looking at buying the paperback but then noticed the Kindle Deal, so I may have bought it… @TrishB - you may wish to buy it too… 3mo
TrishB I have done @squirrelbrain 😁👍🏻 3mo
DHill I felt the same after I read The Trees! 3mo
lynneamch Oooh! Thanks! New author for me. I'm going to start with this one I can get on audio with Libby 3mo
sarahbarnes Agreed. This one is on my TBR. 3mo
SamAnne Completely agree. I‘ve read The Trees and Telephone. This is next up. 3mo
Hooked_on_books I‘m just starting this one and I completely agree! The Trees was my first from him and it knocked my socks off. Erasure will be my 5th of his and I‘ve acquired several more. I read this one last year and loved it: 3mo
MicheleinPhilly @Hooked_on_books I just bought that one! 3mo
vivastory I've also only read two books by him (The Trees & Telephone) & feel exactly the same way. Did you see the adaptation? 3mo
MicheleinPhilly @vivastory Not yet. Really looking forward to it though. 3mo
vivastory It's funny because recently I have had adaptation fatigue, but am very intrigued by both American Fiction & Poor Things 3mo
Suet624 I completely agree. The New Yorker just did a lengthy interview with him and it was quite interesting in a convoluted kind of way. I remember being so shocked when I read Trees. I thought he was a new author. You can imagine my surprise when I saw his title list. 4w
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Pedrocamacho
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This is my second Percival Everett in as many weeks. I‘ve loved them both. I can‘t wait to see American Fiction. Jeffrey Wright is perfectly cast 🙂

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Tamra
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Woot! My second Everett and I loved it. He gives the reader a lot to think about, which I love in a novel. It begs the question about stereotype representation, in this case within the book publishing world, and of course society as a whole. This novel is about the burden and injustice of it. It‘s akin to the troubling issue of poverty tourism.

Is Monk, the MC, a sell-out or erased?🤔

I‘m so glad I have more of Everett‘s backlist to read.

Tamra This one I read last year was 5⭐️ (edited) 3mo
Texreader Excellent review. Stacked. 3mo
Texreader @Tamra I already have The Trees stacked! Great! 3mo
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Suet624 The Trees was handed out to all my friends with an emphatic “read this”. 3mo
BarbaraBB Such a good book! I have been working my way through his backlist as well. But he now has a new one out too, @squirrelbrain already has a copy 😉 3mo
Ruthiella He‘s pretty awesome. 👍 3mo
squirrelbrain I need to read more of his back list - in fact your post has made me go and have a look on various platforms to see what I can find, but not much luck. 🤷‍♀️ @barbarabb 3mo
TrishB @squirrelbrain this one is currently 99p on kindle 3mo
Hooked_on_books I‘ve been going hard for his backlist since I read The Trees, my first from him. He seems to be having a moment and I‘m thrilled, since he‘s amazing! I‘m looking forward to his new one coming soon. 3mo
batsy I have this on my shelf. I loved So Much Blue and The Trees (both very different books!) 3mo
squirrelbrain Oh thank you @TrishB - that one was in my library system but elsewhere in the county, so I‘d have to request it which costs Q9 - might as well get my ‘own‘ copy for 99p. ? 3mo
jlhammar Read this years ago and really enjoyed. Look forward to watching American Fiction! 3mo
Tamra @jlhammar I could easily see his writing adapted for screen! 3mo
BarbaraBB That one is so good! And there are several editions with different endings! 3mo
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Decalino
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Thelonious "Monk" Ellison is a critically acclaimed but little read writer, an awkward intellectual who never quite fits in. When he can't sell his new book because it's "not black enough," he writes a dialect-heavy, stereotype riddled parody--which is wildly successful. Meanwhile, his mother is losing her hold on reality. I wanted to read this before the movie American Fiction comes out--it will be interesting to see how close it is to the book.

Tamra I‘m going to give this on a try on audio - I hope it works! 3mo
Decalino @Tamra I bet it will be a wild ride on audio! The parody novel is a big chunk of the middle section. 3mo
Tamra @Decalino thanks for the heads up. 3mo
JamieArc Really looking forward to the movie. 3mo
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Some of my favorite fiction from year. Absolutely loved the scathing, yet hilarious, Erasure. Can‘t wait to see the movie!

Reggie I loved The Militia House! 3mo
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vivastory
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Link to an article on adaptations & this year's Golden Globe nominations. I haven't seen it, but I had no idea that American Fiction (a somewhat bland title IMO) is an adaptation of Everett's book. Oppenheimer remains my favorite movie of the year.
https://www.kirkusreviews.com/news-and-features/articles/10-adaptations-receive-...

BarbaraBB Wow I didn‘t know that either 4mo
vivastory @BarbaraBB I have been meaning to read it for awhile now 4mo
BarbaraBB You should, you‘ve enjoyed some of his other books right? He‘s so good and reinvents himself in each book 🤩 4mo
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vivastory @BarbaraBB I've loved everything that I have read by him. The Trees was a fave of last year & I still think about it. 4mo
BarbaraBB I think that‘s my favorite too… or maybe 4mo
Megabooks I read Erasure earlier this year, and it was fantastic! Very curious about the movie! 4mo
vivastory @BarbaraBB Love telephone, too! So clever with the alternative endings 👏 4mo
vivastory @Megabooks I was getting adaptation fatigue but as soon as I read about this I was def intrigued! 4mo
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Megabooks
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Everett is a genius! This witty satire takes aim at the publishing industry brilliantly. An erudite author has to leave his professorship to care for his mother with Alzheimer‘s. He can‘t stand the new bestseller by another Black author written in pidgin. So knocking about with nothing to do, he writes an even worse one of his own, and things get even crazier from there. Wonderful side plots as well! That cover, too! 😳

sarahbarnes I hope to get to this one soon! Great review! 5mo
SaraBeagle I absolutely loved this. Funny and scathing at the same time. 5mo
ChaoticMissAdventures I am so curious about the movie! My bf and I have been so excited for it and we were so shocked to read the book and find that the story really focused so much on his family. It will be fun to see the movie vs the trailer vs the book. 5mo
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Aimeesue Everett is so good! 5mo
BarbaraBB I loved this one too - like all of his books. How are you Meg? Have things a bit calmed down health-wise? 😘 5mo
Megabooks @BarbaraBB yes, I can finally look at screens!! However I am super busy and already exhausted this morning. I‘ll send an update email to you and Cindy soon. 5mo
BarbaraBB No hurry, just so glad you‘re able to look at screens again 💕 5mo
Chelsea.Poole Great review! I just finished this and I loved it! I want to read more of his backlist. 2mo
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ChaoticMissAdventures
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This is an interesting collage of a novel, I picked it up because the movie trailer looks fantastic. In the trailer an author sees a Black woman gets a ton of money for a "ghetto" book and he tries his hand. The book is more about Monks family. I didn't love how bits of this novel were random conversations of characters not in the book, and a huge chunk is bits and pieces of the "author's" novels. Overall I enjoyed this though.

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ChaoticMissAdventures
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Well this one is easy, since our main character is named for Thelonious Monk!

I have been listing to him and I think Monk‘s Dream (Take 8) fits the vibe of the book best.

#booknotes @alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Perfect!! 🎶 5mo
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“My journal is a private affair, but as I cannot know the
time of my coming death, and since I am not disposed,
however unfortunately, to the serious consideration
of self-termination, I am afraid that others will see these pages.“

Getting this one read before the movie comes out!

#firstlinefriday @shybookowl

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"Okay, I've got one for you. You're in a boat and your motor cuts out, but you are in shallow water, but you're wearing two hundred dollar trousers, but your ride to the airport is just about to drive away from the beach. Why is this a legal issue?"

ChaoticMissAdventures 'I shook my head "Because it's a matter of Row versus Wade"'. This had me chuckling, I love a cheesy law joke. 5mo
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"Linda was already in the bar when I arrived. She wrapped me up in a hug and I remembered how much like a bicycle she had felt in bed."

WHAT?? I had to read this multiple times....how does one feel like a bicycle during sex? ?.
Is he saying she is easy to get back on? How rude? Maybe? ?

5feet.of.fury What ever it means… it‘s weird haha 5mo
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Has anyone else seen the trailer for this film? Seems like it would be a great companion piece to Yellowface. I miss seeing interesting films in the theater - they seem so few these days - so I‘m really looking forward to this one.

Cortg Just watched the trailer, looks great! I also thought of American Dirt when they talked about him wearing a durag and tank top. And yes, Yellowface. 6mo
TheKidUpstairs It looks like a really good adaptation! It's based off 6mo
JamieArc @Cortg Yes! True! 6mo
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JamieArc @TheKidUpstairs I didn‘t realize that! Thanks! 6mo
JamieArc @TheKidUpstairs Oh! I just looked it up! I‘m even more excited to see it now that I know it‘s based off of a Perceval Everett book! 6mo
TheKidUpstairs @JamieArc right?! The combo of Jeffrey Wright, Issa Rae and Sterling K Brown in a Percival Everett story? Sold! 6mo
jlhammar I did not know about this movie - exciting! Erasure is really good. 6mo
sarahbarnes Oh wow, I definitely want to see this! 6mo
diovival Yes! Saw this trailer and immediately sent the link to my friends. We will be seated. 6mo
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BarbaraBB
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#BookReport 10/23

I read these two books and enjoyed both. Both authors are among my favorites!

Cinfhen Great 😊 13mo
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BarbaraBB
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“I was a victim of racism by virtue of my failing to acknowledge racial difference and by failing to have my art be defined as an exercise in racial self-expression.”

This quote by Monk Ellison, narrator of the book, sums it all up. Monk is a Black writer who notices more is gained by writing from a Black, preferably ghetto perspective than by writing what you want, regardless of race. ⬇️⬇️

BarbaraBB It is an important storyline in yet another impressive satirical book by Percival Everett. Another storyline, about his ageing mother is equally impressive. 13mo
Cinfhen Lovely photo 😍Im not a fan of satire, which is probably why I don‘t **LOVE** Everett‘s books☹️ 13mo
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BarbaraBB @Cinfhen If you don‘t like satire I can absolutely see why Everett doesn‘t always work for you! 13mo
Librarybelle You‘re doing so well with this challenge! 13mo
LaraReads Great quote! And really good prompt choice too. 13mo
rmaclean4 I loved The Trees...need to check this novel out next. 13mo
squirrelbrain Great review! I haven‘t read any other Everett but, like you @rmaclean4, I loved The Trees so really should read more. 13mo
Hooked_on_books I have a copy of this. Now I‘m even more excited to read it! 13mo
Megabooks I just noticed you haven‘t been posting much either. Are you okay? 💜 13mo
BarbaraBB @Megabooks I am fine dear Meg, thanks for asking. Just not reading as much as I‘d want to. Work! And a bit worried about you, I wish I could help you. So much to deal with for you 🤍 13mo
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BrownGirlReading
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This was the second book I read by PercivalEverett. It‘s not an easy read but I enjoyed it nonetheless. Thelonious Monk is a writer who hasn‘t gotmuch attentionfor his work.Erasure asks many questions such as What is good literature? As this is a book within a book, you‘ll enjoy the challenging read, laugh out loud, and marvel over Everett‘s skill in writing perfect métaphores that you won‘t have seen before.Definitely for experimental lit lovers.

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Sparklemn
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I enjoyed this for the most part but the lengthy story-in-a-story was over the top...which I guess was the point. #boxwalla

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AlexGeorge
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I thoroughly enjoyed this funny, clever, provocative novel. It‘s richly satirical but also full of complex, humane emotion. Brilliant.

BarbaraBB Another Everett! I was just discussing with @CindyE09 that we should read more Everett! Thanks for the recommendation! 4y
CindyE09 @BarbaraBB yes soon I want to get to this one and also to 4y
CindyE09 Glad you liked it @AlexGeorge , Everett is such a great writer! 4y
Sparklemn Just received this in my #boxwalla subscription box. Can't wait to dig in!
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last book of the semester for my african american literature class! this one kinda tripped me up but my professor said that‘s kinda the whole point with metafiction. overall an incredibly smart and engrossing read, maybe too smart for me tbh 🤧 i also thought it was interesting that percival everett is married to danzy senna, the author of caucasia! ⭐️ 4.5/5 ⭐️

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“The irony was beautiful. I was a victim of racism by virtue of my failing to acknowledge racial difference and by failing to have my art be defined as an exercise in racial self-expression.”
#blitsy

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DAMN. 🚑⚰

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gradcat Oh, my lord...this reminds me of my youth....😂 5y
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Erasure: A Novel | Percival Everett

"Story idea--a man marries a woman whose name is the same as that of his first wife. One night while making love he says her name and the woman accuses him of calling out the name of his first wife. Of course he in fact has called out the name of his first wife, but also he has called out his present wife's name. He tells her that he was not thinking of his first wife, but she says she knows what she heard."

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Erasure: A Novel | Percival Everett
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Congratulations on your Litsy milestone @BookaholicNatty ! Thank you so much for this giveaway and thanks @julesG for the tag 💜 These are three books from my TBR 🙂 #nattys25kgiveaway

I'll tag @Smarkies @bookishme @rohit-sawant

BarbaraBB I have become very interested in Percival Everett since I read So Much Blue. Have you read other books by him? (edited) 6y
batsy @BarbaraBB No, I haven't! And I feel like I really should. I noticed long time fans didn't like Blue so much but they rave about his previous books! 6y
RohitSawant Thanks for the tag, @batsy! 😊 6y
quietlycuriouskate I want to read Freshwater but oh my goodness that cover creeps me out! 6y
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Erasure: A Novel | Percival Everett
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Dinner and a change of scenery. If only it was Lou Malnati's... #24in48