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Posted June 28, 2004
I just finished reading 'The Sparkling-eyed Boy' last night, and I am totally blown away by Benson's writing. She does this amazing thing with time, telescoping particular moments into slow- motion entities, the way ad agencies do in car commercials to turn muddy spray into a thing of beauty. But she does it with words! This is amazing! If you're a fan of David Foster Wallace's essays (c. 'A Supposedly Fun Thing...'), then you should click the BUY button for this immediately. Actually, I would recommend the BUY click to anyone; books with sentences like 'We were practicing for life: neglecting what you have and who you are for what you can't have and who you won't ever be.' should be required reading for humans-in-general. Although the book is billed as a 'memoir', it really isn't. It's more about life and change and timeless, particular questions of existence. Definitely read this -- it's easy to understand how it won the Breadloaf prize.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted June 22, 2011
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