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The Last Novel by David Markson
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Read in September, 2010

I picked this up after serving an americano to a guy who had it tucked under his arm, when I worked at Urban Standard. He seemed discriminating. Had good hair. I googled it. What, is that weird?

Didn't realize until halfway through that Markson's the guy who wrote "Wittgenstein's Mistress," which I always meant to read but haven't.

The character of "the writer," is not really a character and not really interesting. But the book is. Sometimes. Oh, and there's no narrative. And no optimism really. Read if your own stream of consciousness anecdote machine isn't bleak or literary enough.
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Tony Not weird at all.


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