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The most unlikely life of a most unsightly man. Marc Estrin discovers that another writer's novel-THE NOSE- not only has spawned a bizarre cult among the nation's youth but also is based on the extraordinary life of a real person-an outcast named Alexei Pigov. Estrin searches Alexei out and ask him to provide annotations to THE NOSE. Alexei says that-although the events of ...more
Hardcover, 418 pages
Published November 3rd 2008 by Unbridled Books (first published October 30th 2008)
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Sharon
This book was amazingly funny, amazingly intriguing and amazingly strangely written. The right-hand side of the book is Alexei Pigov's annotations to The Nose, written on the left side of the book by William Hundwasser. The Nose tells the story of Alexei who was born with a very large nose that made him the victim of ridicule from day one. He decides to hide his nose, first under a Groucho type nose piece and eyeglasses while in school and progresses to different masks and names as he grows to m ...more
Leah
I was really intrigued by the premise of this book and purchased it based on the interesting format and artwork. I'm a sucker for footnotes and books within books. I was bored to tears by the story though. Each paragraph of the book contains some quote from or reference to different iconic pop culture artworks and then the "different" authors proceed to explain what each quote or reference meant to the main character. The book reminded me of terrible essays by students who use quotes as filler i ...more
John
I hereby present the Proboscis Award to The Annotated Nose!

I wish I could nominate for all kinds of more prestigious awards, but there you have it. The Proboscis Award, despite the fact that it is in its first year, is a time-honored badge of distinction, and highly coveted. Over 10,000 reviewers read through over 50,000 submissions, and have arrived at their decision entirely unanimously, without the aid of drugs or coercion. Really, the most brilliant catastrophe (and design) that I've seen p
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Marc Estrin is an author, cellist, and political activist living in Burlington, Vermont. He has published four novels, and a memoir of his thirty-five years of working with the Bread & Puppet Theater."
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