Johnny's Getting-It Apprenticeship

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You are motherless, neglected, abused, poor. You are a child. You are dyslexic, borderline autistic, contemptuous of authority in any form, and asocial. Life is a cruel reality made by others, and a surreal fantasy made by you. Do you ever learn to tell the difference? Do you conquer, or be conquered by, loss, envy, hatred, prejudice, cruelty, violence, apathy, and greed? This is a story about love, sensuality, sexuality, spirituality, innocence, caring and empathy. This is a story about someone growing and trying to transcend his surroundings, and comprehend a priori concepts such as truth and beauty. This novel is in the “Unreliable Narrative” genre of literature, and is a unique blend of classic literary styles ubiquitously meshed with modern pop culture, and a playfully irreverent handling of the modern English language.
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  • By John F. Yuhas
    Nov 3, 2010
    This book will remind the reader of such authors as Voltaire, Dante Alighieri, Jean Paul Sarte, Franz Kafka, James Joyce, and Philip K. Dick. It is a brutally honest telling of what it is like to grow up abused, surviving that abuse, turning to evil, and then finding enlightenment, and with it, finally seeing the beauty of this world and what may lie beyond this world. As with Voltaire, innocence always wins against cunning evil. As with Dante, evil will be surely be punished. As with Sarte, the difference between good and evil is often in the eye of the beholder. As with Kafka, there is often no clear distinction between brutal reality and surreal fantasy. As with Joyce, words are playthings, tools, or weapons, depending on how they are used. As with Dick, the weak, the disabled, the insane, the addicted and downtrodden anomic rejected wretch is often the hero of the story. And as with Dick, we may all be divine, but with amnesia about how to behave so. Please read this book. It may... More > be one of the best books you've ever read. You won't be disappointed.< Less
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September 27, 2011
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