10 Reasons to Read An Authentic Derivative, a novel by Caleb Coy

1o Reasons to Read An Authentic Derivative, A Novel By Caleb Coy:
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  1. It’s SO Indie right now!
    The author is publishing it himself.
  2. The author used IndieGoGo to raise funds!
    The book was funded by a community of readers.
  3. It will increase your vocabulary!
    It has words like obsequious, mendacious, and premonitory.
  4. It includes art by Nashville resident and graphic artist Bud Thomas!
    Not just on the cover, but in the pages themselves
  5. It features Wilco, Nick Cave, Jack White, The Decembrists, Radiohead, Ben Kweller, Modest Moust, and other band names references throughout!unnamed-1
  6. The author was inspired by writers like F. Scott Fitzgerald, Donald Miller, J.D. Salinger, Woody Allen, Kurt Vonnegut, and David Foster Wallace!
  7. The story explores the struggles of millennials to live authentic, meaningful lives amidst the shifting values and conflicting scenes they occupy!
  8. Character analyze relationships to a degree that you might learn something about the person you’re dating!
  9. It’s pretty short. Like it’s not a real big commitment. This isn’t War and Peace we’re talking about.
  10. You get to make fun of hipsters! Check it out! Read the first seven pages for free!

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Gatsby: Now That You’ve Read the Novel…

I had the rare opportunity to teach a novel right before the movie version of the novel is released.  I became totally immersed in the novel for the first time since I was in high school. And then I saw the movie.  If you haven’t done either yet, here’s why you might be interested:

F. Scott Fizgerald wanted to write a great novel about his time, about the 1920s, about an era that could be summarized by the symbol of a champagne bottle exploding into the night emptying itself hollow with intoxication.  You like that?  Well, he didn’t use that, but what he did use was a giant, haunting billboard for a long-forgotten oculist (aka eye doctor).
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