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Book Review: Longdale Weaved Into Bladder Wrack

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Let it be said once and for all. The book is weakened by the fact that the sentences are extremely difficult to visualize. Thus, the first sentence reads: “He formed the paper without cutting it.” This is much too cryptic for me because thousands of possible readers must have stood there with a sheet of paper in their hands and thought to themselves that the idea of shaping without cutting seems impossible. Unfortunately, this narrative pattern is repeated. In the example mentioned, my imagination was truly ignited by the first part of the sentence, is this man a paper cutter?, why has he chosen this exciting job and what is he cutting? Maybe a silhouette. But the other half of the sentence seems disappointing beyond reasonable limits. As a reader I am are left unaffected.

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