Saturday, February 2, 2008
My first abandoned book of 2008: An Arsonist's Guide to Writers' Homes in New England. I gave Brock Clarke's novel 116 pages, and my bookmark is still waiting if I decide to go back. The writing style is strange, though appropriate for the socially inept narrator. At first I enjoyed the quirky narrator, and I realize the book's not meant to be realistic, but the strangeness became too much -- too overdone and forced.