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Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Open and Closed

Working my way through Lisa Moore's Open. The first story -- rocking, rollicking, rowdy fun. Still slogging through Irving, last night was a long funereal section where basically the main character meets every single person he already met. Like Stephen King, Irving loves, loves, loves repeating phrases linked to particular characters. Example: Wendy Fists-of-Stone Holton. But is she the Wendy Horton who appears on the next page? v. pages 460 and 461. I wish I were kidding.