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Lost in the Funhouse by John Barth
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Jan 26, 2012

it was amazing
bookshelves: literature, difficult-books
Read from June 02 to September 08, 2011

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Very good; very entertaining. I loved each and every story. I will look up more books by this author if there are any. :-)

08-08-2011: I have finished the third story. It says in the foreword that this story must be read aloud in order to have any sense; and the author was absolutely right. The inmense imagination of this author leaves me speechless. He created a character that does not have body or face. The only thing the character has is a voice; and it is the reader's voice while reading the story aloud. I would never had imagined something like that. I am loving this book each day more.

07-30-2011: I have finished the second story Ambrose his mark. It is a very funny reccount of how Ambrose got his name when he was an older child because his mother was kind of a freak. It is really funny and following the author's directions I have read it silently. The next one must be read aloud; so I might need a little more time to finish it...

7-24-2011: I can sense since the very first line of the introduction that this is going to be one of the masterpieces that I have ever read. The first story Night-sea journey is a description of what life is: a very difficult effort for surviving; that starts as a pleasant swim in a vast sea; but continues while we see our fellas drown and go to the bottom; and we need to continue because there is no other way to go. I am loving the expression in this book. I love the language and the images. An I have only read the first story so far

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