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I guess he's alternating between long and short chapters. The time gap between end of Ch 6 (long) and Ch 7 (short) is uncertain, but i think it's probably at least 15-20 years ... unless i totally mis-inferred his age during Ch 6. There was only one very brief slip into 2nd person in Ch 7, but conspicuous.
Nov 10, 2010 02:19PM
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Shades of Nabokov that i never(?) would've expected. The whole book seems to have been a succession of 1-on-1 emotional competitions against women: could that possibly change in the final chapter(s)?
Nov 12, 2010 03:33PM
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If Gaddis had written the scene of the party at Boo's house ... *sigh* i don't even wanna think about it but it's almost impossible not to compare Hurtle and Wyatt, White and Gaddis, The Recognitions and The Vivisector.
Nov 08, 2010 04:55AM
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Hurt's all growed up now. If Gaddis were writing this book, he'd be getting into his first *professional* forgeries about now.
Nov 07, 2010 04:28AM
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Jeff
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Finally done with chapter 2 and the family's gearing up to leave England & return home.
Nov 06, 2010 07:53AM
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Hurtle is off to boarding school--nope, scratch that, he's going to Europe with his adoptive family?! Yeah, that's about the same thing anyways.
Nov 04, 2010 05:48AM
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As always, i'm a bit preoccupied with the narrative voice: sometimes 2nd person and sometimes 3rd, but at least it's consistently focused on Hurtle.
Nov 01, 2010 05:29AM
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