Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Rodrigo Corral: Man Walks Into A Room

This is the story of a man who loses all his memory beyond the age of 12. Much of the novel takes place in the desert, where the man participates in a research experiment where other people's memories are grafted to his. I think the blank slate of lost memory fits nicely with this spare treatment. This is Nicole Krauss's first novel. She is the author of The History of Love.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

God I love this. Reminds me of a recurring dream I've had since I was 15 and also of "My Own Private Idaho." Come to think of it, the movie and the dream all coincided so perhaps this just reminds me of River Phoenix and Keanu Reeves thinking about getting it on in the desert. More please.