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“Edgy, fantastical, absurdist, Dionysian, visionary.” —Newsday
“Antrim does a beautiful job.…[Full] of intellection, rude humor, grief, and longing.” —The New York Times Book Review
“Donald Antrim is in top form with this high-spirited hallucination, whose characters, undeniably ourselves, carry on engagingly and shamelessly in an off-the-wall, not to mention off-the ceiling, environment that is also the world we know, and sometimes wish we didn’t.” —Thomas Pynchon
“Not since the late Donald Barthelme have we had such a pitch-perfect surrealizing of domestic American life.” —Esquire
“Antrim’s extraordinary imagination has invited comparison of his work with that of Italo Calvino, but Antrim has a sharper razor.” —Annie Proulx
“Vividly, Antrim captures the poignancy of the human enterprise.…He goes right for the jugular in order to expose the vital essential pulse of his characters—and by proxy, our own.” —Elle
“Antrim is the Buster Keaton of current American literature.” —The Wall Street Journal
Posted May 13, 2012
I happened upon this book in a box of books when I was helping my daughter move, and took it out of the box as it looked interesting, plus she has good taste in what she chooses to read! It was funny and quirky and a quick read. It's kind of like reading someone's dream notes and trying to follow along. I enjoyed it.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted February 24, 2000
This book romps through the serious dilemmas and half-thought impulses that make up a day in the head. Serious and absurd simultaneously, a great blend of pschoanalytical satire and the truth-telling statements so often associated with philosophy and finally presented here as a comedy of facts.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 2, 2010
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