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Unspeakable Practices by Donald Barthelme
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Feb 02, 2008

it was amazing
bookshelves: freaky-psychedelia
Read in February, 2008

This book tumbles the words out of it. A strange prose style makes it sometimes a little difficult to follow the image projection. This writer is phenomenal at cutting close; flawed contradictions sung with unflailing emotive power. Another, on the other hand, might view the stories as being almost unnecessary for the telling. Neither mawkish or sentimental, of almost crude powerful construction. It is a little book of unanticipated rewards that follow on and onwards.
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