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Exquisite Corpse by Robert Irwin
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Oct 22, 2008

it was amazing
Recommended to Emily by: my customer

Loved it. I can totally relate to this pitifully unlovable narrator, Caspar. I say 'unlovable' only because I don't love him... I just know exactly how he feels.

Irwin inhabits his character so completely that I found it difficult to believe that he didn't live it (he didn't). Though the narrator's shifting perspective (Caspar's then and now and now-later) makes the book feel like memory, not, you know, 'book'. Plus, it is full of tons of yummy art-world skewering, self-loathing, and deluded love.

I like when people write quotes in their reviews so, here:
"'Why nuns?' I wanted to know.
'Their skin smells nice,' said Mark at last.
Then, having decided that I was going to find Mark difficult to talk to, I turned to Ned."

published in 1995, btw. not 2003

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