Tuesday, January 29, 2008
The cover of this book made me pick it up. The back cover made me read it. Although many sections are so creepy they feel like scratching your nails on a blackboard, the book is original, thought provoking, and totally weird. A man who is hit by a falling object before the book starts is awarded $8.3 million by the company responsible for his mysterious accident. Having spent seven months in the hospital, first in a coma and then in physical therapy having to re-learn how to move, the man is joyless and missing many of his memories. Upon seeing a crack in a friend's bathroom wall, the man remembers an identical crack in an apartment he may have once lived in, and slowly reconstructs this missing memory starting from the crack. Ultimately, he buys a building and hires an army of "actors" and crew to endlessly re-enact his memories of living in this lost place. And that's just the beginning.
Posted by Tal at 12:14 AM