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theMystery.doc (English Edition) Format Kindle
Description du produit
Revue de presse
Glued precariously together from the documentary fragments of a shattered culture and a fractured psyche, as with Eliot's Wasteland, Matthew McIntosh's huge and riveting theMystery.doc stakes out its territory in the unbroken ground of a new and unsettling American century. Haunted the same way that contemporary life is haunted - by snapshots and forgotten emails; scraps of dialogue and movie stills - this brave and massively accomplished book is both a savage exorcism and a dazzling celebration of the novel and the human heart, each with their endless possibilities. A transfixing statement in a shimmering new language. - Alan Moore
theMystery.doc may seem capacious but is actually sly, shy, and precise, and Matthew McIntosh is ambitious in the good sense: he attempts something new, with new vitality, and at that, absolutely succeeds.--Rachel Kushner --Ce texte fait référence à l'édition kindle_edition.
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Détails sur le produit
- ASIN : B071VZTSZR
- Éditeur : Grove Press UK; Main édition (5 octobre 2017)
- Langue : Anglais
- Taille du fichier : 31599 KB
- Synthèse vocale : Activée
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- Nombre de pages de l'édition imprimée : 1656 pages
- Pagination - ISBN de l'édition imprimée de référence : 0802124917
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It could be me, but I don't think so ; I've read House of Leaves, which was magnificent and this book doesn't come close. Just glad I didn't buy the physical copy at £18.
I gave it five stars because the writing is very good. I tend to get bored, and even a little upset with writing conventions. This book is fresh and new, and I appreciated that. Not everyone will like it because it is artful and different - there are a lot of images and unorthodox configurations of type, but it all has a purpose and is designed to add something to the story. I thought it was very refreshing and interesting. I liked it even better on second read. I would imagine it would make a good book club book because there would be so much to discuss; everyone feeling and experiencing something different. Anyway, this probably all sounds very enigmatic, but that’s just because there is a lot to it. Check it out.
I think one of the things that disappointed me was that I found the main story very compelling and readable….about a man who wakes up in bed with a woman who apparently is his wife and yet he has no memory of her or of any of his life and he tries to piece his life together little by little. However, this narrative is only spliced through the book rather sporadically and yet it’s the only constant part that can correctly be labelled as a story. Even though there is quite a bit that happens with this story it never really resolves itself and I get that this is an experimental type of work but I wanted more from this narrative.
I could have done with a lot less of the narrative with the website greeter and the strings of dialogue that follow those chapters. It was only mildly interesting and after a while became tiresome and repetitive. After a time all the blank pages and pages with symbols ****** became rather annoying and again unnecessary. It may seem as though I’m spending a lot of time complaining about this book for which I have given four starts. There is plenty of good stuff here and very creative ideas with descriptive exploratory writing that digs deep into philosophical questions about life and death and ageing. Even though I didn’t like all the blank spaces and symbols that ran on for pages I thought the photographs that were immersed throughout the book were excellent and added a nice layered textual dimension.
My only reservation with this book is that it was good but could have been so much better! However I would still recommend to readers who are looking for something different; a book with ideas told in nonlinear forms. If you like you’re narratives told with a beginning, middle, and end then steer clear.