Friday, December 19, 2014
Our Tragic Universe
Our Tragic Universe by Scarlett Thomas
Meg is a successful genre ghostwriter. She is also an unsuccessful writer of the novel she dreams of writing. She ruminates about her writing failures, and wonders if she will ever be able to write the book she imagines. She doesn't want to rely on plot to write this book, and to that end has written hundreds of pages and thrown out most of them out because they don't go anywhere. This book did not seem to go much of anywhere either, which made me a frustrated reader. Our Tragic Universe seems to be about a woman who wants to write a book without much of a plot, and her own life doesn't seem to have much going on. Ironic? Intentional?
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