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War & War by László Krasznahorkai
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Jul 13, 2012

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Written with a ton of force, all frenetic nervous energy, I picked this up to take a break from Moby Dick and was often captivated but occasionally frustrated, at its best, in the early pages, it reminded me of some of the more memorable scenes in Dick, where Stubb (or is it Flask, my memory betrays me) is captaining a boat feverishly paddling towards some sea beast and has this incredible manner of directing his men, first cajoling, sweetly whispering, then ratcheting up the intensity, channeling the unholy fires of hell, anyway, this particular novel was conceptually engaging and rewarding, and is a thing that I will recommend to friends who enjoy such things, but to be perfectly honest, I couldn't even finish the coda with its different font and use of the grammatical construct we call the 'period' and all of its overloaded psychotic poetry, but I'll carry some of Korin's capers with me for some time anyway, I imagine.

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message 1: by Benjamin (new)

Benjamin Of possible interest: KCRW's Bookworm podcast interviewing Laszlo (http://www.kcrw.com/etc/programs/bw/b...)

Pete i like that your review is written in krasznahorkai's style.

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