Thumbsucker

Thumbsucker

A Novel

eBook - 1999
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A comedy of a 14-year-old boy who still sucks his thumb. Cured of the habit by his dentist, he finds himself deprived of a relaxant and the novel describes his search for a substitute in sex, drink and smoking.
Publisher: New York : Broadway Books, c1999
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780307829900
0307829901
Characteristics: 1 online resource (300 p.)
Additional Contributors: Overdrive, Inc

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horthhill
Jul 10, 2011

I loved Walter Kirn's "Thumbsucker". I've meant to read this for years. The wait was worth it.

In essence, the novel is a boy's coming of age story. Ned Vizzini's "Be More Chill" (2004) and Stephen Chbosky's "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" (1999) are similar: boy with a literary bent grows up to be a man who writes a novel about a boy with a literary bent. So, there is a bit of deja-vu, but it is of the well-written and well-told story type of deja-vu so that you don't mind going once around once again.

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