Friday, August 03, 2012

What is Jim Krusoe reading?

The current featured contributor at Writers Read: Jim Krusoe, author of Parsifal.

His entry begins:
I just finished Satantango, Laszlo Krasznahorkai’s first, frightening, and comic novel about hopeless life in Soviet-controlled Hungary, but really about hopeless life everywhere. It’s a dense, numbed, enchantment that takes place in a constant downpour and is equal, in its way, to Beckett’s equally glum and humorous scenarios of paralyzed figures on empty stages.

The second book I’m reading, and continuing to read, is...[read on]
About Parsifal, from the publisher:
There's a war going on between the earth and the sky, but that doesn’t stop Parsifal, a humble fountain-pen repairman, from revisiting the forest where he was raised. On his journey, Parsifal—a wise fool if there ever was one—encounters several librarians, a therapist, numerous blind people, and Misty, a beautiful woman who may well be under the influence of recreational drugs.

Head-spinning and hilarious, Parsifal is a book like no other about the entanglement of the past and present, as well as the limitations of the future.
Read more about Jim Krusoe's Parsifal at the Tin House Books website.

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--Marshal Zeringue