Absolutely amazing. This depressed me for three complete days. The loneliness, isolation, complete inability to communicate, the historical sweep, interconnectedness – everything thing about this is completely amazing. I do not know how Ware is able to do this – and one amazing aspect of his work is the post-modern self confidence of everything that he does – I mean he knows exactly what he is doing, he tells you he is going to do it, and then when he does it he has some how tricked you becuase the really cool part was not what he was talking about at all.
Like when Jimmy gets beaten by the school bullies for hitting a girl – his father cannot protect him forever, obviously. Really obviously. just amazing.
This is so good that I will read everything Ware puts out forever.
Of course, I said this about Wallace & I still have not gotten to the Oblivion book – and that is something else. I am really down on myself right now for my complete inability to finish anything. I have Varieties of Religious Experience going for months, I cannot get through Lacan without trying to reread thousands of pages of Freud. The Kem Nunn book I was so excited about sits. I cannot get into the Dylan Chronicles, I have not made progress in poetry readings in months – everything thing is kind of backing up & that is causing me to get frustrated.
not sure why, I mean all this reading is supposed to be fun – I can take fun and make it work for no reason…