Briefly: Twelve more or less well-known paintings narrate the tale of Joel and Alyx (collectively referred to as ‘you’) as they establish their relati...more
According to my kindle, I'd read 17% before arriving, all too slowly, at the point of: Oh, Hell, no.
Left me feeling like a self-mutilator without the...more
Briefly: This is definitely NOT a novel informed by the “show, don’t tell” school of writing. Lessing tells, and tells, and tells, and tells. Like a 3...more
Or, perhaps, the novel he or she deserves.
Briefly: Absurdist, with surreal attention to detail, or Surreal, ...more
My, my, my, my, my.
Not one for the casual reader.
Briefly: My, my, my, my, my.
Less briefly: A tale told in high register, of arrogance and honor, the f...more
I’m one of those people who always enjoyed hearing Christopher Hitchens speak—on anything—in his confrontational style, with his humor, his lightning-...more
Here it was he talked about the RAF. So? [10 space gap] So must others, for ever, or talk about something like it, and it does no...more
My, my, my. What to say? What to say? Perhaps, only, THIS IS NOT A REVIEW. If it were a review, I’d be able to recommend it or dissuade a potential re...more
What strange language it is to read, this book. How peculiar, to me, my self, too, the reading. The book. This book. That I’ve held, in my hands, thi...more
In Youth Is Pleasure—Just prior to the beginning of WWII, Orvil Pym, a fifteen-year-old British boy, departs his hated public school for a summer vac...more
Interesting in a textbook sort of way.
Law’s interests lie in ‘intellectual black holes,’ those systems of belief which defy reason and thwart discour...more
Reviewed from an ARC.
5 stars if considered as a YA novel; 4 stars if read as an adult (it probably deserves more, Hill does a fine job—more to follow...more