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Sunday, December 18, 2016

Cathedral / R. Carver

This collection of stories is a series of lead weights resting on the floor of a sea of negativity, constructed according to the cardinal principle of literary minimalism: "Always leave out the primary event the reader needs to know about," which is gratifying to the mind that has given up on the concept of closure, of human happiness, of teaching by delight. He's like a Hemingway who never picked up a rifle, who played with toy soldiers instead of enduring combat, morose, despairing, grim to the last breath.

I may actually finish this book.

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