Publish date: March 2011
Publisher: LSU Press
Pages no: 192
Edition language: English
I've read other stories told in vignettes, and it is not my favorite type of narrative. However, I don't think there is another way this particular story could have been told. The detachment we feel toward Abbott gives us a better sense of what he's feeling than a straightforward narrative would. ...
Chapter 19, entitled "Abbott and the Sticky Shit All Over the Fucking Steering Wheel Again," reads, in its entirety,Gone are the daydreams of academic notoriety and glistening vulvas and whatever else. All Abbott wants right now--the only thing--is to be knocked unconscious by the long wooden handl...
Originally published at my blog Chasing Empty PavementsThe Good: I can certainly appreciate when an author experiments with a different ways to tell a story. I haven't really seen a book that operates in the way Abbott Awaits does.It's like a mixture of stream of consciousness yet told in third pers...
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