Monday, September 04, 2006
I used to think that when "I" sounded bad, I needed more rosin. Often I applied it twice a day. Now I only use it twice a week.
Two highlights - actually one highlight and a lowlight: The remarkable unpredictabilty of the narrative led me to suspect at first that when the protagonist found the neighbor child's notebook in his kitchen, that it was going to turn out to actually be his own - i.e., his real personality documenting his gradual fragmentation.
The lowlight was the reference to penguins and polar bears - they don't even share the same hemisphere - Coca Cola commercials notwithstanding. The editors should have caught this one.
I'd give the book a strong "A" and recommend it highly.
Oy, I am still trying to sign up. Now there is a scroll bar...but no sign-up form.
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