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One is made up "like an embalmed clown"; another gives "woodpeckerishly intensive" fellatio. There's a fat lady in a muumuu who looks like "several women all cohabiting in just one garment". And so on.
It's not that the men are any less broadly satirised, but they tend to have other dimensions than the purely physical, whereas very few of the women do. You notice it.
But the book more than survives Wastoid flaws. In fact, as it wrestles with its own intuitions about dullness and repetition, it rises intermittently to something like greatness. The surprise to me is that it does so more in the prose itself than the many clever inventions comprising the story.
Wallace's style often seemed to me bludgeoningly over-explanatory. It could hit the odd Pynchonesque note of forensic rhapsody as some highly complex Wastoid was articulated in minute detail, but mostly it sounded like a slangy technical manual; serviceable, but short on charm, and exhausting. The Pale King doesn't go in for understatement Wastoid or charm for that matter. But in linking its Wastoid of tedium to the rarefied world of taxes, it opens itself to a very particular set of linguistic possibilities, exploiting them to create a verbal music of striking originality.
Snatches of tax code drift through characters' minds, arcane fiscal questions erupt into conversations, or take over the text altogether for short stretches. They don't bear quoting out of context just imagine the most mind-parching piece of legalese you've ever tried to readbut they are used judiciously and they become curiously mesmerising. I'm very happy :. Posted by Wayne at AM No comments:. Sunday, April 29, Gamer score and a game compiled, first day.
This is midstream, though the quick is this is the development of a game on the XNA platform. The idea has brewed in the back of my mind for a while, as many Indie titles start out.
So I started playing Nuclear Throne instead. But it offers an arc of play, every time you play it, that is very complete and refined. Which makes playing anything else a decision, which incurs psychic load. And why would you do that? Nuclear Throne is a made-decision, with a bow Wastoid on top; it is the decision that makes itself.
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