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Old 08-12-2011, 06:31 PM
 
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I've read two, and I have Double-Fold, but haven't gotten around to it yet. Interesting article on him - quiet shy guy with the latest dirty book. (I actually had the book and tossed it after 2 stories, not because it was too dirty, but just too weird.)

Nicholson Baker: The Mad Scientist of Smut

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/07/ma...pagewanted=all
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Old 08-12-2011, 07:49 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Thanks for the article, Cida. V-e-r-y interesting to say the least! And he has led a fascinating life too.

Funny...how quiet and shy, but puts out a book about a sexual theme park? Maybe it was his stint as a technical writer that drove him to veer off so wildly!

Not sure I would buy it but if the library has it...well, maybe they WON'T have it, now that I think on it.....



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I've read two, and I have Double-Fold, but haven't gotten around to it yet. Interesting article on him - quiet shy guy with the latest dirty book. (I actually had the book and tossed it after 2 stories, not because it was too dirty, but just too weird.)

Nicholson Baker: The Mad Scientist of Smut

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/07/ma...pagewanted=all
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Old 08-12-2011, 10:05 PM
 
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I haven't read much; just The Mezzanine, which is one of my favorite books ever. Is that his only non-smutty one? Maybe I should read more.
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Old 08-13-2011, 12:13 AM
 
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I've never heard of him, but I have heard of The Mezzanine. I'll have to check into that. The article was pretty sad to me. He doesn't fit into the "writerly world". That was cute. He sighs a lot. Bless his heart.
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Old 02-27-2012, 12:23 AM
 
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The Fermata and another one I don't remember-it was in the 90s.
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