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Chance's Take on Books

I'm a novelist who loves to read and discuss all things word-bound.

Currently reading

Swann's Way
Marcel Proust, Lydia Davis
Artful Sentences: Syntax as Style
Virginia Tufte
The Chicago Manual of Style
John Grossman, Margaret D. Mahan
I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive
Steve Earle
Art Does (Not!) Exist - Rosalyn Drexler
I wasn't going to review this, but a thought occurred this morning when I recognized similarities between this novel and [b:Infinite Jest|6759|Infinite Jest|David Foster Wallace|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1165604485s/6759.jpg|3271542]. Drexler doesn't go over-the-top as much as Foster, and the book is much more concise, yet there is a flavor -- perhaps a brand of creativity -- that I enjoyed in both. They have messages about entertainment and art in modern society that motors both plots. Drexler is more stable, perhaps due to her age at the writing as compared to Foster, who was still so very young. Anyway, just something that made me go Hmmmmmm.