I gather that you have read some of David Peace's work. Any good? Better than any of the extracts quoted in the review? I must say the overall impression I formed from the article was of pretentiousness cranked up to a pretty dizzy level, real graphic novel stuff. Maybe it's just me, but I can't judge that type of writing at all; don't know its conventions well enough, and feel like just maybe someone is trying to con me into creating a depth in its gratuitous unconventionality which is in all probablilty not present at all.
God, I feel good getting that off my chest! Hope I haven't upset anybody, though. Jeeze, I hope David Peace is not a member here! Maybe I should have considered that slightly earlier, though...
From: Joy Matkowski <email@example.com>
Sent: Fri, 28 May, 2010 7:47:02
Subject: RARA-AVIS: David Peace
Harper's magazine had an essay on David Peace that has now been
reprinted by Powell's review-a-day program:
It's a positive review, yet if I hadn't read any of his books, I
wouldn't want to.
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