The Nostalgia Echo

The Nostalgia Echo Fiction THE NOSTALGIA ECHO is the best book you will read this year or any year the exact antidote to all those tired humorless beige colored novels of recent memory the writing here pops with bot

  • Title: The Nostalgia Echo
  • Author: Mickey Hess
  • ISBN: 9781936196081
  • Page: 241
  • Format: Paperback
  • Fiction THE NOSTALGIA ECHO is the best book you will read this year, or any year the exact antidote to all those tired, humorless, beige colored novels of recent memory, the writing here pops with both a dazzling intelligence and a devastating depth of character Mr Hess carries on in the great tradition of Vonnegut, D Barthelme, and every other genius literary madmanFiction THE NOSTALGIA ECHO is the best book you will read this year, or any year the exact antidote to all those tired, humorless, beige colored novels of recent memory, the writing here pops with both a dazzling intelligence and a devastating depth of character Mr Hess carries on in the great tradition of Vonnegut, D Barthelme, and every other genius literary madman Joe Meno

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    About “Mickey Hess”

    1. Mickey Hess

      Mickey Hess is the author of Big Wheel at the Cracker Factory, The Nostalgia Echo, and Is Hip Hop Dead In December 2015 HarperCollins will release the paperback of The Dirty Version, the Ol Dirty Bastard biography Mickey co wrote with Buddha Monk Mickey is Professor of English at Rider University in New Jersey.

    836 thoughts on “The Nostalgia Echo”

    1. The Nostalgia Echo by Mickey Hess, the first novel from C&R Press, is a book with many layers. It follows the storyline of a professional narrator named Gene in search of his birth mother, armed only with a Polaroid photograph of her at a book signing for Doctor Everett Barnes, a nostalgia expert who is at the center of the novel and its subplots.The Nostalgia Echo is reminiscent of Paul Auster’s City of Glass in that the quest is not the actual quest, but rather the exploration of what is [...]


    2. "Nostalgia’s symptoms were: melancholy, insomnia, loss of appetite, physical weakness, heart palpitations, obsessive thoughts about home, and shortness of breath. People died from it."This is one of the most interesting and quotable books I've read in awhile. The only real problem I had with it was connecting with the characters enough to want to turn the page to find out what would happen to them. That sounds kind of damning, but really it's not meant to be! Overall, I loved it.


    3. It was an extremely s-l-o-w start. Extremely wordy, and not really covering too much, other then stroking the narrator's ego. Somewhere in the second half of the book, it started to get interesting, the story ended. did enable me to read this one.


    4. I really liked this hyperbolic look at a world obsessed with a now-happening look past. Pure satire in Twainian way.



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