Thursday, August 12, 2010

The Instructions

Adam Levin's The Instructions is over 900 pages long. The advanced copy I received was sent in two parts. I imagine the two parts bound together and immediately have Infinite Jest flashbacks.

But that's not all that Levin has in common with Wallace. In fact, only a third of the way through, I am beginning to think that this story of 4 days in the life of a ten-year-old who might be the messiah is going to have a similar impact as that which Wallace's writing first had on me; no small feat.

All that to say, I'm excited. And hoping this book doesn't let me down. It hasn't yet. It hasn't even come close. Come on Levin, don't fail me now.

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