Wednesday, 3 October 2012

The Words (2012)

A dissipated pulp writer presents a novel about a plagiarist who discovers his story is Based On Real Life because the real author tells him All About It.

Highly postmodern, the literate thriller sets up a series of Chinese puzzle box narratives. That ride is fun and worth the entry price.

What isn't fun is how all that careful literary construction leads to a very disappointing punchline.

Read my full review at Fridae, first published on 3 October 2012.

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