Sunday, August 01, 2010

Christie Marly's Own Double entry

For reasons not clear to me Amazon recommended to me"Christie Marly's own double entry" by B. S. Johnson. I felt in the need of reading more experimental (but short) work.

The book had a fair amount of author talking to characters. Normally this annoys me, but some how it was done in a fresh way. There was a strong plot in the book, that reminded me of "Fight club". (Well he wants to blow up the houses of Parliament, at the end of the story).

Today the Guardian has an article about the resurgence of new experimental writing. . There is even a picture of B. S. Johnson. What are the odds?? Maybe pretty good, if I am living in a novel, and the author wants to mess with my head.