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Thursday, February 9

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What We're Reading: The Assistant

What We're Reading is a weekly column that asks Chicagoans about the books they're currently enjoying (or not).

Jared (aka Billie Badass, aka Junkytrunks)

29 (aka 87, aka 71)
User-experience researcher
Lives in Logan Square

assistant.jpgWhat are you reading?
The Assistant by Bernard Malamud

What's it about (in 20 words or less)?
A man robs an older man's shop, feels pretty bad about it, falls for his daughter, and saves people.

What drew you to this book?
I read The Fixer by the same author, which I liked more than this one.

What kind of person would you recommend it to?
People who are into redemption and stalker-ish love and devotion. I'm not really feeling any of those at the moment, but some people might be into them.

Who's your favorite author right now?
Borges, always and forever.

What's your favorite place to read in Chicago or its environs?
Anywhere with hipsters. Those kids are easily impressed.

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