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A Million Windows Kindle Edition
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An extraordinary and consistently compelling read from beginning to end.--Midwest Book Review
Murnane is a master of breathing life into fiction, and his compilation of ideas on the subject holds immense value because those ideas are often so idiosyncratic and contrarian.--Publishers Weekly
It compels the reader to question the relationship between fiction and reality, the visible and invisible world, probing the rapport between the author-as-narrator and the reader-as-partner in literary discourse.--Eugene Bacon, World Literature Today
A genius...on the level of Beckett. --Teju Cole, author of Open City
[Murnane's] emotional conviction . . . is so intense, the somber lyricism so moving, the intelligence behind the chiseled sentences so undeniable, that we suspend all disbelief. -J. M. Coetzee, The New York Review of Books
Murnane is a writer of such precision and irony that one hesitates to describe A Million Windows except to say that it will fascinate (and amuse and provoke) anyone who has driven past that house of 'two, or perhaps three, storeys', and wondered what exactly was going on inside. --Lorin Stein, The Paris Review
...contemplative, deeply humane, dedicated above all to craft.--World Literature Today
[A] beautiful and strange tale...[an] astonishing feat by a writer of profound conviction.--Michael Autrey, Booklist
Murnane is a careful stylist and a slyly comic writer with large ideas. I know it s the antipodes, but it s hard to fathom why he isn t a little better known here.--Robyn Cresswell, The Paris Review
Murnane is forever hesitant to find fixed meaning in the world, such as it exists outside of his own consciousness; he refuses to impose himself, preferring instead to be overwhelmed . . . and because of that his writing glows with an exquisite, rarified loneliness. He has honed his sincerest, most childlike obsessions and feelings into ethereal shapes. --Will Heyward, Music & Literature --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
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- ASIN : B00KP11RHO
- Publisher : Giramondo Publishing (31 May 2014)
- Language: : English
- File size : 438 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 220 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: #657,046 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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I'll update this when I finish. Not sure I will want to try to describe it. Sorry if this review isn't helpful.
UPDATE: Finished the same day. Wildly strange with much merit. I suspect I'll read it again, which I almost never do with books. But this one is very dense and you can't possibly get it all on the first reading. (If you want a story, this isn't going to please you.)