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Impotent by Matthew Roberson
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Feb 20, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: read-in-2009
Read in February, 2009

I heard Matthew read from this book at AWP this year and I liked what I heard, so I bought this book. I think it's difficult to write a book that is innovative structurally, but also has a good story and some genuine emotion.
Also, after DFW I think it's hard to do the footnote and not be derivative or gimmicky. This book uses footnotes, but in a way that I found interesting, not intrusive, and not gimmicky.
I really like this book and while it might not be popular to say so, I thought it had a lot of heart.
Also it is, at its core, domestic. So you know I love that.
Recommended to readers with open minds.
It is, btw, a lot about prescription drugs.
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