July 3, 2004

we are being very nomadic with the truth

Posted in books tagged , at 6:18 pm by placeinthestars

I finally finished Everything Is Illuminated.

I’ve been reading it mostly on the train to and from my parents’ house, and not even very often then. The narrative tics and tricks were annoying me – I didn’t find Alex/Sasha’s mangling of the English language charming at first, though it stopped irritating me as he dropped his facade and became more likeable.

It’s his story, really, and it’s sad and beautiful, but there was a lot I could have done without.

Anyhow, excerpts on writing that I thought were particularly pertinent:

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