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It is a very interesting read while being a bit unusual.
This book captures the heroic (but despairingly ordinary) daily effort to make sense of all we've taken in through what we read, see, hear, and do.
So the experiment works, in a most remarkable and original way Readers Block is a wonderful book.
superb - brilliantly paced piece of abstraction. The best poem of recent years?Published 4 months ago by Paul H. Clark
In a very rough sense, this reminds me a lot of Wittgenstein's Mistress. Markson weaves a dazzling array of historical facts, trivia and direct transpositions from other works into... Read morePublished 8 months ago by jafrank
Dear Mr Markson,
What a beautiful, what a splendid title that The Reader's Block! This s a book I would ever dream of reading, both as a reader and as a writer. Read more
This book will scrape the gray matter off the inside of your skull. That's what it does: it goes inside and roots around. Read morePublished on October 14, 2011 by jarwithtwolids
All of Markson's mature work is worth reading, but especially from Wittgenstein's Mistress on and *especially* Reader's Block. Read morePublished on August 30, 2011 by Nonce
Needed this for a course at PSU and couldn't get it. Amazon came to the rescue! Thanks! Great Service as usual!!Published on February 12, 2011 by M. J. Weiss
This book is definitely out of the ball park. It is a very interesting read while being a bit unusual. The writing style is experimental and informative. Read morePublished on September 3, 2009 by M. joad
Reader's Block is a fiction, although not necessarily a narrative, of an author (Reader) determining the protagonist of his new work. Read morePublished on July 28, 2005 by M. J. Smith
Thouroughly original, highly intellectual, and finally deeply moving -- an account of the persistent odd role of adversity in literary creation.Published on June 29, 2005 by Constant Reader