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The Wee Free Men
Terry Pratchett
Progress: 144/375 pages
Leaves of Grass: First and "Death-Bed" Editions (Barnes & Noble Classics)
Karen Karbiener, Walt Whitman
Progress: 28/960 pages

Reading progress update: I've read 188 out of 416 pages.

Dangerous Women Vol. 1 - George R.R. Martin, Gardner Dozois

Wrestling Jesus by Joe R. Lansdale

 

Marvin gets beatin' up by some neighborhood bullies and is saved by an old man, after doing some working out during the summer he confronts them again only to get beatin' up again.  Once again the old man saves him and decides to have Marvin for someone to work out again.  Over the course of time the old man becomes like a father to Marvin and it's to the old man that he turns when Marvin's mother choices her boyfriend over her son.  Throughout the story the old man gives information to Marvin about an upcoming wrestling match he has with an old rival, Jesus, and the reason two old men are fighting.  A woman, a seductress, and possibly one with mystical powers.  The story is great, but the 'dangerous woman' only appears at the end and sits to watch the match with only one line.

 

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