Oh shit, yeah, I loved The Age of Wire & String and Notable American Women so so much when they came out. I forgot I had the Flame Alphabet, I need to track that down and read it.
― emil.y, Friday, 3 December 2021 22:27 (one year ago) link
away from fragmentation and towards more accessible narrative forms.
I think that's why I didn't get into it at the time, I was so so on fire for Age of Wire & String and it was.. not that
― Guayaquil (eephus!), Friday, 3 December 2021 22:30 (one year ago) link
There is some fragmentation as the book progresses, but yeah, it's certainly not going to scratch the same itch as AOWS
This short story, from his most recent collection, is a pretty good litmus test (imo) for whether or not you're likely to get anything out of the latter-day Ben Marcus.
― Jimmy Iovine Eat World (bernard snowy), Sunday, 5 December 2021 21:04 (one year ago) link