Book :: The age of wire and string

The age of wire and string
By: Ben Marcus
Pages: 160
Published: 1995
Genre(s): Short Stories
Poetry
Fantasy
Rating: (2)

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In The Age of Wire and String, hailed by Robert Coover as "the most audacious literary debut in decades," Ben Marcus welds together a new reality from the scrapheap of the past. Dogs, birds, horses, automobiles, and the weather are some of the recycled elements in Marcus's first collection—part fiction, part handbook—as familiar objects take on markedly unfamiliar meanings. Gradually, this...

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red13x red13x

This is a clever book with a good use of language and fantasy, however I didn’t really like it that much or see the point in it!

Jul 30th, 2018

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I really didn't like this. Read it because it was on the list and short BUT it really didn't float my boat.

Nov 9th, 2015

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