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May 23, 2006

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CAAF

I'll pop into the comments now:

Sorry to take you deep! And we could have a case of tomatoes-tomahtoes. I did think the sentimental question was funny-intriguing though. And worth addressing, as I think it gets at the book's paradox: How the narrator, without milking us, makes us feel so deeply.

I *did* notice the style right away. Like a lot of accomplished writing it is deceptively simple. So hard to do what Murphy does here. I think that's why I was so attentive to the p.o.v. shifts: It's a technically really interesting book.

Matt's description of the structure was beautifully spot-on, and I think that the fragmentary style is what led me to think of the book as illuminating a constellation -- all these different points and people -- as opposed to books that describe a single narrative arc.

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