Sports and Pastimes This week I sang karaoke I swam I drank I ate poutine I rock climbed I did coke I went road biking I ate hundred buck plates I did yoga while hungover I made K in fifteen minutes I took a

  • Title: Sports and Pastimes
  • Author: Jean-Philippe Baril Guérard Aimee Wall
  • ISBN: 9781771663502
  • Page: 431
  • Format: Paperback
  • This week, I sang karaoke, I swam, I drank, I ate poutine, I rock climbed, I did coke, I went road biking, I ate hundred buck plates, I did yoga while hungover, I made 4K in fifteen minutes, I took a selfie, I danced, I made out, I fucked in an alley, I read Nietzsche, I read gossip rags, I appeared in gossip rags, I drank wine at a movie opening, I was recognized on theThis week, I sang karaoke, I swam, I drank, I ate poutine, I rock climbed, I did coke, I went road biking, I ate hundred buck plates, I did yoga while hungover, I made 4K in fifteen minutes, I took a selfie, I danced, I made out, I fucked in an alley, I read Nietzsche, I read gossip rags, I appeared in gossip rags, I drank wine at a movie opening, I was recognized on the street, I jogged, I despised a lot of people, I recounted the sum of all my combined wealth, beauty, money, youth, time especially time and I spent it all Basically, I avoided asking myself questions Inspired by Erik Satie s work of the same name, Sports and Pastimes is the latest novel by acclaimed Montreal playwright and author Jean Philippe Baril Guerard Translated by Aimee Wall whose translation of Vickie Gendreau s Testament for BookThug in 2016 drew critical reviews , this fast paced story follows the daily life, at once empty and overloaded, of a group of friends who spend all their energy trying to distract themselves with huge hits of endorphins, art and various substances, navigating pleasure and boredom, the extraordinary and the banal, as or less worthy representatives of the best and worst of what their era has to offer Praise for Sports and Pastimes The novel of rich, apathetic youth has been done so often that it has almost become a genre of its own, but rarely has it been written in Quebec with such mastery of its codes as by Jean Philippe Baril Guerard Dominic Tardif, La Presse Jean Philippe Baril Guerard s writing is so nailed on perfect in capturing this version of twenty first century Montreal barely a page goes by without a pithy maxim, often than not a sad reminder of our Facebook obsessed society bent on instant gratification, one liners for the empty, modern age At times, it s hard not to think of Guillaume Morissette and New Tab But while Morissette s observations on modern life in Montreal are quirky, here the narrator s tone is almost always at least cynical, often scornful and contemptuous Sports and Pastimes is so much fun that it s hard to tear ourselves away Better to unfasten your seatbelt then, and sit back and enjoy the ride Peter McCambridge, Quebec Reads

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