poetry so good. The content is too middle-age women suburban heavy for me. But her writing is like modern Shakespeare ; nobody else does what she does...morepoetry so good. The content is too middle-age women suburban heavy for me. But her writing is like modern Shakespeare ; nobody else does what she does with language . (less)
This book is going to be really hard to review just because of its scope, impossibility and strange, slightly mutated psyche. It’s creepy. It’s eerie....moreThis book is going to be really hard to review just because of its scope, impossibility and strange, slightly mutated psyche. It’s creepy. It’s eerie. It’s strange. It’s scary. Goosebumps and sends shivers down the spine. I tripped once while reading; gasped in horror because my shadow moved (albeit I moved). But that’s the kind of creeps and chills it’ll give you.
Experimental writing is cool in its nature. It’s so extremely important in being an outlet of creativity to all other literature in general. It has some hits and misses here on enhancement of the story though. The ergodic language definitely helped the feel and communication; it was actually one of the most engaging parts of the novel. But writing the novel like an academic study made for dry narration. It’s conceptual cool and adds to the otherness of the story, but it’s not practically interesting. I don’t like the whole chapter echoes (just somewhat irrelevant background on Greek myths and German science) and the constant incisions of other people’s criticisms and interpretations of The Navadsion Records. The incisions wouldn’t bother me if any of them had some actual intellect and philosophy instead of being pretentious random nothingness. Like I’ve said I understand this all actually enhances concepts of the book, but not the story-telling. While I can appreciate the beauty and enigmatic spiritually renascence of a very multi-dimensional piece of art, it wasn’t the most interesting to read, which is why it only gets 4 star (because this is a book review).
I did really like Johnny’s voice and prose, but his plot was ordinary, while the interesting plot, ash tree lane, was narrated by Zampano’s dry, uncreative voice, (except when it went into the ergodicity, which completely changed the tone and pitch, not even sounding like him).
Honestly it’s scary, but not because of the book itself, but what it implies. It is the shadow it casts, not the substance, which haunts and chills you.
It’s the meaning and shapes that are created by the massive over-laying of stories and ideas, it is deeply penetrating. (less)
Hmmmm.. Not as good as Crank and Glass, I wish the third novel had still been from Kristina’s POV. Her three child aren't as rounded characters as her...moreHmmmm.. Not as good as Crank and Glass, I wish the third novel had still been from Kristina’s POV. Her three child aren't as rounded characters as her, they're so much more cliché. In fact the psychology of all the characters seems a little cliché to me. They just don't have real individuality, and the depth that comes with it. It's like all everyone of them wants is to be loved. Of course everyone does want that, but there's so much more. However much the characters annoyed me the writing is so good. So good. I just wish the content was better, and then it'd easily be a favorite book.
The author is extremely bias and unfair towards drugs. Meth is a hard drug as different as night and day from a soft drug like weed, but she still demonizes it. Understandable with her life, But just thought I'd state my opinion doesn't coincide with her on this.
Still, the shaping of her language is pure genius. (less)