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Hopscotch by Julio Cortázar
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Dec 05, 08

bookshelves: fiction, originally-in-spanish
Read in December, 2008

I cannot believe that this man went on to write 'Autonauts of the Cosmoroute': 'Hopscotch' is so terrible that I was repeatedly inclined to throw my borrowed copy against the wall. Its travesties include hyper-referenced intellectual conversations, cliched name-dropping in Paris, literary nose-picking, women jumping into rivers and cliched experiments with literary form. The only good parts were the scene where Oliviera and Traveler have Talita suspended on a board between their two buildings on a housekeeping errand and of course, when the whole lot of them end up in a mental institution.
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