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I’ve started Many Subtle Channels by Daniel Levin Becker, as well as The Recognitions by William Gaddis.

Becker’s book is thoroughly charming so far, as any book concerning Oulipo should be. The Recognitions is funnier than expected. My previous experience with extremely long books is limited to 2666 and The Man Without Qualities. They’re both incredible books, but they haven’t made me laugh out loud as much as Gaddis’s book. I’m also fascinated by expressions of faith that fall outside the norm, and the book has those in spades.

I read M. Kitchell’s Variations on the Sun, from Love Symbol Press. Some thoughts on that after the jump.

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