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Swann's Way
Marcel Proust, Lydia Davis
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Norman Rush
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Revolutions of the Night - Alan Burns
Everyone gets the depression he deserves.

Or, perhaps, the novel he or she deserves.

 

Briefly: Absurdist, with surreal attention to detail, or Surreal, with absurdist attention to detail, or subsurdist—yeah, that’s it; I’m sticking with that.

 

While reading, I kept thinking this would make a spectacular graphic novel, a form for which I have little interest, because this is an image-rich novella. For a real review, I suggest Nate's, and be sure to check out the artwork he brings to our attention—they are very much images from RotN.

 

Wrong book at the wrong time with way too little knowledge of artwork Burns uses with abandon.