Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Rabbit hole

Gloomy and doomy; pall inside and out, but some walking helped a bit. Trundling along with Georges Perec's Life: A User's Manual, suggested by a bookpal; it's a peculiar tome, structured to follow the denizens of a Parisian apartment building and their histories. It was published in the early 1970's, but exudes a kind of musty older datedness. Parts are maddening, parts are fascinating. The overarching metaphor of a jigsaw puzzle holds sway.


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