John Fante Message Board
vinnie posts on 8/22/2007 3:45:38 PM
I loved Ask the Dust. However, I was slightly confused about the relationship of the two. Did Arturo sleep with Camille enen one time?
Jack posts on 10/25/2006 10:35:57 AM
As for religion he did go to a Jesuit school which he hated while he was there. But then again Fante has always disliked discipline. Not sure about the drama part... can you offer some insight on this?
Djamshed posts on 10/25/2006 12:37:10 AM
Argue and attempt to prove that John Fante dares the reader to pass judgment on Arturo Bandini. Then try and argue why Fante tries, and maybe even succeeds, at creating a character about whom many would pass negative judgment. (Reasons might include something to do with religion or drama or...?)
Jack posts on 12/25/2005 4:54:58 PM
I recently read Chuck Palahniuk's The Fight Club and Diary. I also read Delillo's Cosmopolitan. I read Bukowski's Post Office, Factotum and Pulp. I read Thompson's Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. I also read Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse Five (Billy Pilgrim is amazing). Lastly I read Albert Camus' The Stranger. I just read The Road to Los Angeles by John Fante and Ask the Dust by John Fante. This was my reading list the last month. I can tell you that John Fante kicks ass! Not only was he ahead of his time- but I think his writing style and themes are applicable during any time- 1930's or today. It's no wonder Bono from U2 is such a big fan of Fante and Bukowski! I have a great deal of respect for this writer...
sh posts on 3/2/2005 8:20:17 AM
i've not been able to get into a book for a few weeks and stumbled across this after seeing a bukowski recommendation on the cover. goo enough for me, i though. and it was; it was wonderful. they say the sentences sing at you and i couldn't agree more.
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