Monday, October 09, 2006

I have seen the future of the book review

The Seattle weekly The Stranger ran a rather unconventional review of Mikhail Zoshchenko's book The Galosh:

Andrew Bleeker, a Stranger intern, took it upon himself to write a review of it using Zoshchenko's own words—the first three words of each story in The Galosh, but rearranged. Needless to say, Bleeker's grand designs collapsed around him. The resulting morass is half Mikhail Zoshchenko, half Gertrude Stein, and all crazy. The book, however, is recommended.

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