There is no plot, there are no characters, there are no chapters.
Like Author, I was unwittingly swept into the vaguely existant narrative and pressed together the covers with a satisfying sense of enrichment.
David Markson's book, Vanishing Point, is the third book in a tetralogy of experimental novels concerning an aging author.
Markson's later works are - to my taste - riveting. There is a strangely hypnotic quality to the short, almost aphoristic phrases and sentences. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Robert Walker
Markson's reputation is great, and I was doubtful that he could pull off fragments for 150 pages, but he did it. The scope of his learning is amazing. Read morePublished 5 months ago by olingerstories
It's been lunar years since I flipped through the musty pages of this once hallowed tome ...something to do with shoeboxes full of messy note cards and words that go bump in the... Read morePublished 6 months ago by BobbyJeff crowdog
I would recommend this as an innovative and intriguing experiment in the novel form. Be prepared for the absence of characters, dialogue, etc. Read morePublished 14 months ago by David A. Kelly
When I read the description about the 3x5 cards to my wife, she started laughing - and pointed to my shirt pocket. Read morePublished on March 19, 2008 by Dick Johnson
Cracking open VANISHING POINT, I was immediately reminded of my art school days... but not painfully so. Read morePublished on September 11, 2006 by chris romano
I am not sure that I have the full measure of this, but it was an entertaining read. Highly allusive, I can imagine it could irritate anyone whose knowledge didn't match up with... Read morePublished on July 17, 2005 by Amazon Customer
Interesting little tidbits of information all written in a novel. The author writes that" he finally put all of his notes into a manuscript" Notes that were taken from shoeboxes... Read morePublished on November 22, 2004 by Ellen
It seems that "Author" has been collecting materials for his next novel on 3x5 index cards, and is about ready to start pulling the book together, but somehow he can't do... Read morePublished on May 14, 2004 by Louis N. Gruber