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BLACKBOX by Nick Walker
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May 26, 2008

really liked it

Unfunny comedians are funny.
Authors are constantly striving to be 'original' these days, and for the most part, this doesn't work. but once in a while a gem will creep up and reading it will be an unforgettable experience. I am yet undecided as to if this is one of those gems or not. it's premise is well meaning, 840 chapters, most of them consisting as one or two words. to me this just seems like a lazy alternative to building up tension and a fast pace in the traditional way; through atmosphere.
But i still can't bring myself to dislike it.
it's clever, touching, unique, and ultimately -very, very funny.

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