Date: 2009-11-05 10:09 pm (UTC)
I'm going to pass on the book entirely, because the train-wreck nature of this book too closely parallels DFW's train wreck of a life.

He spent almost his whole life in the bubble of the academic creative-writing-instruction community, and almost none going out to find things to write creatively about. Hence the pathologic obsession on technique, and the anti-genre spirit that guided this book.

And then he offed himself. Cautionary tale there. Horrible, sad, cautionary tale. There's a new Dennis Lehane novel out. There's other stuff to read. Life is good. Life is short.

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