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Just because I don't get it doesn't mean I never could get it.

Snow White by Donald Barthelme

Here, the sleight of hand appears to be: The form completely disregards almost all function. In fact, the form reminded me of a Delia Deetz sculpture, and even my mediocre brain managed to conclude that we were supposed to find that shit ridiculous and callow, right?

Can I say pretentious? Sorry, I know it's overused. Much like a lot of the writing techniques in this novel. Let me be clear about something snow white barthelme And I don't snow white barthelme mean "reading this book was difficult" or "reading this book made me feel stupid," but I also don't mean "reading this book was a complete waste of time.

However, the rest of what I was able to sift out made me feel like I snow white barthelme cheating or something. Or maybe more like I was being cheated, or we would both be in it together somehow if I let myself fall into that trap of double-backwards-reverse-cheat.

Like I was reading my horoscope and really having my socks knocked about with how accurate this psychic astrologer was in predicting my snow white barthelme.

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But hey, you know what? Considering I'm unemployed, I don't even wake up until about noon lately, and I find myself disappointed by at least 4 things every day of my life.

Snow white barthelme a message in a lot of the garble in this story reminded me of that. It could go a hundred different ways for a billion different people. Not that this novel is cheap, greasy pizza.

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There's some really great shit here. Unflowy shit, but like I said: I'm abandoning this diarrhea metaphor, and this review. Suffice it to say that this is a largely plotless meandering of brain matter with flakes of gold in it which you can find if you feel like digging for it.

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