: We all loved Wittgenstein's Mistress, but even that
: more recent novel dates from 1988, a quarter century
A quarter century ago already? We are getting old so fast, it is spinning my head.
I may not know the definition of cutting edge, or it may be one of those things you recognize when you see it. If the latter, then in my opinion Wittgenstein's Mistress was cutting edge and so was White Tiger.
I value originality, but I hate it when an author tries to sell crap disguised as creativity: a book without story, without characters, without plot, without value, without even entertainment, just crap, disgusting crap. Case in point (as I have said so many times before) Vaudeville by Gaétan Soucy, worst book ever penned on Canadian soil.
I like good original stories. I like brilliance. I thought Wittegenstein's Mistress was absolute genius.
I will hide little confession here: I did finish the March book, Room by Emma Donoghue, a little ahead of the schedule. Is it cutting edge or not, we will talk.
By the way, with my ladies reading group, we are reading Out Stealing Horses, which may be, I heard, a little like The Sense of and Ending and The Sea.
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