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Day 20: Jesus’ Son
And I feel just like Jesus' son.
📕 Jesus’ Son by Denis Johnson
Jesus’ Son is a collection of poetic short stories about addiction, poverty, and crime that range from extremely dark to kind of funny and surreal. The title of the book comes from the song “Heroin” by Velvet Underground which is pretty cool. My favorite stories were “Emergency”, “Dirty Wedding”, “Beverly Home”, and “Two Men”.
Apparently they made a movie based on the book and it actually seems pretty decent in a kind-of-bad-but-good 90s disjointed indie film kind of way. Have any of you seen it?
Fun fact, Harrison wanted to talk about Jesus’ Son in the Perfectly Imperfect NYT piece but they chose a random quote about Taylor Swift instead.
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