I am an uncontrolled variable.
The text, in this case The Beetle Leg, is the independent variable.
My reaction, or yours, or anyone else’s would be the dependent variable.With this experimental novel, one might (I was) tempted to say that the experiment failed, but experiments don’t fail—they produce unexpected results, or results unhoped for.
I did not enjoy this one. Not at all. Not one little bit. I’ve looked over at my unfinished copy. For more than a week. 10 pages to the end, an...more