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The Book of Memory Gaps Hardcover – March 10, 2015
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“Cecilia Ruiz offers a darkly humorous but warmhearted account of various memory errors and disorders….The illustrations—lovely and quirky—manage to both depict a snapshot in time while also conveying memory’s ephemeral, transient nature.”—Bruce Poulsen Ph.D., PsychologyToday.com
“Read[s] like Edward Gorey’s The Gashlycrumb Tinies if it were written by Dr. Oliver Sacks….a quaint, beautifully designed little book with wonderful art.”—MentalFloss.com
About the Author
Cecilia Ruiz is an illustrator and graphic designer living and working in New York. She obtained a BFA in Graphic Design from Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City and a MFA in Illustration at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. This is her first book.
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The tiny stories have to do with lost memories, false memories, sense memories, and unwanted memories. They could, I suppose, be viewed as prose poems although the writing is not particularly lyrical. A couple of them made me chuckle, particularly the fellow who quit his job as a composer after composing five works that already existed, accompanied by a picture of the fellow taking an axe to his piano.
The blank pages apparently represent memory gaps. Some of the characters apparently suffer from dementia.
I like the concept of this book more than the execution. It seems to me that it is trying to reach a level of profundity that it never achieves. My initial reaction to the book was "so what?" so I read it again, more slowly, looking for something I missed. I couldn't find it.
The book doesn't say anything we don't already know, and few of the tiny stories resonated with me. Unfortunately, this isn't a book that will linger in my memory.
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I found myself stuck in some of the pages reading them time and time again.Read more