Thursday, July 01, 2004

can you feel this? (what you don't understand you can make mean anything)

Diary [official page].
Characteristic touches: the use of leitmotifs (in this case details of muscles employed by furrowed brows, frowns and smiles; featuring the comatose Peter in both second and third person; the Glasgow Coma Scale, what pigments are made of, graphology, the camera obscura. A dash of Jung here, a pinch of Jainism there. Ecological portents. Anticommercial gibes). Overall, although full of the stuff that makes me reach for a Palahniuk book, it's closer to Choke than to Fight Club or Lullaby in its consistency. There's a general sense of dangling threads and ideas throughout, and the denouement doesn't register fireworks.

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