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Only Revolutions by Mark Z. Danielewski
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Aug 08, 2011

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Read in October, 2006 — I own a copy , read count: 2

It's more poetry than novel, I think. And it's beautiful, and beautifully laid out and colored. Pretty much ingenious really. Two stories running side-by-side, two perspectives on the same story (but are they really the same story?), two kids in love with each other and in love with the World, allways sixteen and free.

Too bad there's not much of a story. Yes, Sam and Hailey crash and carom across the United States and across history, but nothing much actually seems to happen to them, at least in terms of a carry-the-story-forward sort of plot.

Maybe that's the point. Maybe I just missed it. Maybe a reread will allow me to look past that and see the true beauty of the book. Because I can see that there's beauty throughout. It's just flawed in a way that made it hard for me to get through it, is all...

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