By the famous norteamerican woman's writer
NOT FADE AWAY. Jim Dodge
304 pgs. GROVE Press. 1998
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In "Not fade away" Jim Dodge has taken the notion of the unreliable narrator to an unfathomable level. It is impossible to know what, if anything, described in the story is intended to be "real" , and furthermore one comes to the realization that in this road saga, reality is ultimately superfluous. "Not fade away" is a joyous, desperate loathful drug induced romp, but also manages to sneak in a healthy dose gut wrenching sentiment, and philosophical musings that any talented barstool philosopher has shared at some point in drunken reverie for the everyday absurdities that forever stave away mundanity in the lives of those willing to experience anything. A fine novel, to whimsical and at times lacking direction for five stars, but a great novel and rewarding read nonetheless.