This is Ben Marcus' first book. Most of the pieces consist of underlying simple expository prose, subject-verb-object, as one might find in a college textbook. Read morePublished 15 months ago by T. Kuch
Ben Marcus is able to use words and language in an exhilarating and innovative matter. All of his books are masterpieces in their own regard.Published 22 months ago by marie
I would have given negative stars for the time and money I wasted... anyway... the review:
Called by Robert Coover, "the most audacious literary debut in decades. Read more
Marcus gets three stars for trying something--and trying FOR something--that he believes is formally innovative, but that, in fact, to any reader familiar with what often... Read morePublished on February 13, 2012 by bryce franklyn
The Age of Wire and String by Ben Marcus is a contained work of ramblings for someone who is clearly trying to be smarter then the room by listlessly spouting out page after page... Read morePublished on February 10, 2012 by Matthew Griffe
As one reviewer put it, "This book is a load of creepy, spooky gibberish.."
Indeed it is. And sometimes you're in the mood for that sort of thing. Read more
Does Ben Marcus actually have aspbergers or is he merely affecting it as a literary style?
I don't know any of any other work from Marcus but this book seems to me to be a novelist who has been reading a lot of Artaud. Read morePublished on July 14, 2010 by Christy Leigh Stewart
On the face of it I am sympathetic to a book that is fresh and inventive and that challenges the conventional limits of written prose, and I knew Ben Marcus from an article he... Read morePublished on March 22, 2010 by Bartolo