When You Want The Book To Do More

A Tale For the Person Who Is Living In Time NOT A Tale For This Moment.

Click for Amazon Link

Lack of a payoff. That’s the problem with  a lot of final acts. Anyone who’s ever watched a lot of Doctor Who will know what I’m talking about: it’s when the promise of the first part is so high, and the conclusion at the end leaves you asking for more.

It starts off interesting: two narratives, points of view. One a reader, the other being read. And then a third enters the mix: a series of letters written decades ago.

The time shifts around. The place is complex. An the voices ring clear.

And then it doesn’t come together. There’s no alignment of the planets, no awe-inducing conclusion that pulls it all together. In fact, just the opposite: the pieces intentionally fail to connect too closely. And I suspect that’s exactly with Ruth Ozeki was hoping for. Something that denies final climax, and ending that’s messy. For better or worse.

Advertisements

One thought on “When You Want The Book To Do More

  1. Ms.Quality says:

    Love this! So awesome!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s