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Three Moments of an Explosion: Stories
China Miéville
Operation Greylord: The True Story of an Untrained Undercover Agent and America's Biggest Corruption Bust
Terrence Hake, Wayne Klatt
Franklin Barbecue: A Meat-Smoking Manifesto
Aaron Franklin, Jordan Mackay
My System: 21st Century Edition
Aron Nimzowitsch
The Wheeling Year: A Poet's Field Book
Ted Kooser
The Origins of Political Order: From Prehuman Times to the French Revolution
Francis Fukuyama
My Struggle: Book 2: A Man in Love
Karl Ove Knausgård, Don Bartlett
James Madison
Ralph Louis Ketcham
The Pirate Coast: Thomas Jefferson, the First Marines, and the Secret Mission of 1805
Richard Zacks

Vanishing Point: A Novel

Vanishing Point - David Markson Markson has written a book, entitled "Vanishing Point" composed as though on 3x5 index cards. This is quite different.What passes for a protagonist, referred to as Author is also writing a book...Also composed on 3x5 index cards.Reviewer assumes that the technique employed is to be by defining the negative space of a narrative like a M.C. Escher drawing of fish.Reviewer agrees that this is interesting, but difficult to pull off, and wonders how well it will go.The cards are little factoids, such as "Rome, so-and-so died in".By noting patterns and themes, the reader is to catch wind of the "plot".Author is obsessed with aging, death, and criticism from other artists.Reviewer is an artist.The book does not live up to it's efforts, but IS literature because it while failing, fails greatly, reaching for the stars.This book is not great.Winfield, IL, stopped reading book in.