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#1 Posted on 2.12.04 2118.21 Reposted on: 2.12.11 2118.39
You have started reading a Tom Robbins book. It is very good so far, but there is one problem. You freaking hate books written in the second-person. Every time you read a sentence like "You stood there dumbfounded until he seized you roughly by your shoulders and stuck his stubbly face into yours", you are reminded that you are reading a novel. Impossible to get lost in the story with that narrative gimmick.
On the other hand, starting a novel with the sentence "The day the stock market falls out of bed and breaks its back is the worst day of your life" almost makes up for it. Almost.
#2 Posted on 2.12.04 2207.14 Reposted on: 2.12.11 2213.32
I love Tom Robbins, but he keeps writing the same damn book (and yes, I keep buying it). The second-person narrative of Half Asleep was an interesting distraction, but I know more than a few people who ended up resenting it more than anything.
His latest book was at least more concise.
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