Monday, February 21, 2011

Update 21

Andrew Foster Altschul's rock&roll novel LADY LAZARUS has arrived, & she's freaking huge -- 555 pages. If I can get thru it, it'll be the longest novel I've read in years.
So far, 50+ pgs in, it's a bit of a Kurt Cobain/Courtney Love-type story, as seen thru the eyes of their mythical daughter, who grows up 2 B a poet/rockstar/performance artist herself. & there's a nod 2 the life stories of poets Sylvia Plath & Ted Hughes.
Not as "easy" 2 read as Altschul's new DEUS EX MACHINA (see review below), but vivid & intense & clever, horrifying & laff-out-loud funny. More soon....

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