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Frog: A Novel
Frog: A Novel
by Stephen Dixon
Edition: Paperback
17 used & new from CDN$ 2.46

4.0 out of 5 stars frog and toad go grocery shopping, April 3 2003
This review is from: Frog: A Novel (Paperback)
this is a decent book. ok. i mean, its alright, i just dont want to go overboard. started it. read it some, got going, got a little bored. intriqued, is that how you spell that word? not that you know what word i mean if it's misspelled. or maybe you do. anyway, got reading this book, thought of gass or maybe a cross between gass and saunders, not that that is necessarily applicable because the tunnel was after this book and so is saunders but gass started the tunnel a long time ago but who knows when dixon started this but probably not that long ago but usually when talking about comparisons one would mention(one?) the publishing or is it published date. the date it was published. that's what you'd mention. no you, per se, but maybe me. or maybe you, who knows?
anyway, its certainly a nice quick-to-read book, kinda wished it were shorter, not because i hate length, heck i love proust(nice name-dropping there) but because much of it bored me. some of it funny. some parts funny, yes. much of it seemed to me written on the cuff and not as easily edited if edited at all but no insult intended to the author. decent book. decent book that i read and i thought of other authors and said maybe he is like those other authors. maybe he is like them even though he is like himself although the two are not exclusive or whatever. maybe. actually 3.5 stars i guess dunno.

Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven
Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven
Price: CDN$ 22.08
21 used & new from CDN$ 14.95

4.0 out of 5 stars yah it good, May 26 2002
me likey dis vork. yah. it kinda like my bloody val but longer pieces. trying to do da rock/classical thing. yah me like. da first dics inst that good for me but da second uhhuh zuper! da big thumbz up from he'ah. kinda like mogwai but not as depressing and it has more strings hmm not like mogwai that much. dat stinkers. dis disc really gets me going doh, like ven me going out in da stuff uhhuh i lost my thought. but it is so nice and it gets me going with its crescendo like tabula rasa. hey i am comparing this work alot but im just trying to help you know what its like if youve never heard it or anything like it ok? so chill. sheeesh. (some people, i swear). but it has like people talking on it and stuff like mogwai. yah. not really much zinging at all. yah. but no like da danzing stuff we do in da clubs yah like when haha! we go and go crazy hahaha! wow! oh. sorry. but yah it is like dat. not five starts because i only like the second disc, but that one's so good it compensates enough for the first one to make it four stars instead of the two and a half that normal equality between the discs would imply through mathematics. hey! oh i forgot.

Correction
Correction
by Thomas Bernhard
Edition: Paperback
15 used & new from CDN$ 6.88

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars dense, but worth the trouble, May 22 2002
This review is from: Correction (Paperback)
i find it funny that a reviewer below has an affection for wittgenstein but a dislike for bernhard, claiming bernhard is more difficult. that gives you some idea of how bernhard is; his difficulty is that of a philosophical treatise, and not as of tiny little aphorisms. but both writers, thinkers, deserve the same amount of intense thinking and mulling over. this book is something you cannot read for hours on end, if simply because looking at no paragraph breaks hurts the eyes. but if one has read philosophical treatises before then this work should be easy to handle. orther than that, namely, considering the content of the work it is masterful. not only that, bernhard presents his unique ideas in a masterful way. when i first read this book i found it annoying and difficult, much the same way i thought of ulysses when i first read it, but after reading bernhard's other works i was free to consider it a masterpeice. something that deserves work and is rewarding. one of my all time favorites.

House of Leaves: The Remastered Full-Color Edition
House of Leaves: The Remastered Full-Color Edition
by Mark Z. Danielewski
Edition: Paperback
Price: CDN$ 17.33
56 used & new from CDN$ 10.17

3.0 out of 5 stars ok,alright,not bad,ambivilance,middle, April 28 2002
so this book is really well written in parts, and its nice, fun all that makes you flip back and forth like dfw which is annoying cause you need two or three bookmarks, but thats ok, cause usually the writing is ok, basically if you like, well, you know youll like this book if youre buying it so reading reviews is pointless, i just beleive that people who are really impressed with this book haven't read much, like i mean much of the book is just like other books, like pale fire, or the third policeman or even borges, heck the whole minotaur thing and labryinths hmmm where'd he get that idea, and yeah you need to read the third policeman right now if you like this book, but who cares if the ideas arent his its still well written and kinda fun kinda annoying so middle , three stars not bad but to be honest i wish id spent my time reading something else like, if i was gonna read something for fun i just wish it woulda paid off.oh well, tough luck.

House of Leaves: The Remastered Full-Color Edition
House of Leaves: The Remastered Full-Color Edition
by Mark Z. Danielewski
Edition: Paperback
Price: CDN$ 17.33
56 used & new from CDN$ 10.17

3.0 out of 5 stars ok,alright,not bad,ambivilance,middle, April 28 2002
so this book is really well written in parts, and its nice, fun all that makes you flip back and forth like dfw which is annoying cause you need two or three bookmarks, but thats ok, cause usually the writing is ok, basically if you like, well, you know youll like this book if youre buying it so reading reviews is pointless, i just beleive that people who are really impressed with this book haven't read much, like i mean much of the book is just like other books, like pale fire, or the third policeman or even borges, heck the whole minotaur thing and labryinths hmmm where'd he get that idea, and yeah you need to read the third policeman right now if you like this book, but who cares if the ideas arent his its still well written and kinda fun kinda annoying so middle , three stars not bad but to be honest i wish id spent my time reading something else like, if i was gonna read something for fun i just wish it woulda paid off.oh well, tough luck.

Survivor
Survivor
by Chuck Palahniuk
Edition: Hardcover
Price: CDN$ 18.81
28 used & new from CDN$ 4.49

1.0 out of 5 stars at times well written..., Jan. 5 2002
This review is from: Survivor (Hardcover)
if you like kurt vonnegut, then youll most likely like this novel.lets read about the future.lets read about characters with annoying characteristics like knowing everything in the future.like cats cradle stuff like that.like most kurt vonnegut. i will begin by liking the book, but eventually i will tire of its overused ploys: word/phrase repetitions, ironic monologues. sighhhhhhh!the most annoying thing(one of the most, whatever)was how the author wrote in reverse, but didnt really write in reverse.i dunno.this isnt an apt review, but i suppose im lazy.futures; cults; messiahs; cassandra; suicide in relation to the future and the masses: its not so much the super-familiarity of these subjects that bothers me, as the meshing of all said topics in one atmosphere.by the way, he writes like vonnegut too. something about the "i want to send a message but im too lazy, or inept to place it properly" dosen't sit too well with me.ok, that wasnt too nice. ill just stop.writing is hard enough without reviewers, no?hmmm. i dunno, if you like it you like it. i just dont like this kinda stuff.it seems like one step above pulp to me.

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