Friday, July 23, 2010

Book Review : Eunoia - Christian Bok 9*

This is an absolute delight, Canadian poet Christian Bok's book is a giant word game, each chapter may use only one vowel, it should exhaust the lexicon for that vowel, it should describe a set number of events, it should minimise repetition and accent internal rhyme so it reads almost like poetry.

Despite the restrictions he has placed upon the work, the result is witty and clever, the stanzas read beautifully whatever their content, the word play is a joy and a delight to read. I was charmed and entertained all the way through, everything here on this flight through vocabulary is intelligent, well constructed and very funny, an absolute joy from beginning to end..
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