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Composition No. 1 by Marc Saporta
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Nov 04, 14

really liked it
Read from November 02 to 04, 2014

I feel somewhat conflicted about Composition No. 1. On the one hand, I really enjoyed it. When it comes to books, I'm a big rule follower, so it was exciting to create and break some book rules. I thought I would read the pages as they came to me and not move them around, but as I read, I created character piles, found some pages that I felt belonged at the beginning or at the end. When I was nearly done, I took the remaining pages and ordered them from most amount of words to fewest, just for the hell of it. Reading Composition No. 1 felt like solving a mystery. I kept collecting clues about what was happening and who it was happening to. That was a lot of fun.

On the other hand, I felt like there were several different stories that didn't (or hardly did) coincide. Which wouldn't have been a problem if I'd known about that in advance, but here I was trying to intersect several stories that didn't go together. Even within each story, I didn't feel there was a beginning, middle, and end. Some things were happening and those same things kept happening over and over and over again.

Regardless, I did thoroughly enjoy reading Composition No. 1. It was kind of thrilling, even if it was confusing. Also, I thought Dagmar was really awesome, though I get the feeling she was dead the whole time ...
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