Emptied of expectation. Relax. (tinyjo) wrote,
Emptied of expectation. Relax.

I've just finished reading Set This House In Order by Matt Ruff. It's an excellent book in my opinion; a fascinating idea well executed and beautifully written. I just don't understand why it's up for the ousfg award. I couldn't see any genre elements at all - it's outstanding, yes, but it's mainstream fiction.

The other thing I found rather interesting was what I assume is a new idea by publishers to give books a bit of extra interest. At the end was a small section entitled "P.S.", which had an interview with the author, a summary of some of the critical reaction and a short article summarizing some of the position of MPD in the psychiatric world today plus a couple of other bits I didn't read. It was interesting, but it was mostly a little light for my taste - I would have preferred particularly the critical section to be a proper critical essay rather than just a summary of gushing comments. Still, I wonder if it's something we'll be seeing more of.
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