Dodge rose by Jack Cox

IMG_6067.jpgSet in Sydney, Australia. Reviewed on 2017/12: https://www.instagram.com/p/BdLmvo4nR1V/

I picked this book almost at random from the list of #australian titles at my favorite publisher #dalkeyarchivepress The brief description on the back of the book does not captivate the soul of what is going on here. Contrary to most reviews I read online, I was happy about that and pleasantly surprised. #cox is giving #Sydney of the 1920s and #propertylaw the #perec #oulipotreatment. If you do not enjoy #conceptualand #experimental stories, then stay away from this book. I adored it. Cox goes into pages and pages of endless lists of things, events, nouns which gives the story a #catalog feeling. Also he purposely breaks down #grammar rules and writes as “incorrectly” and “unintelligibly” as possible. His style seeks to actively confuse and riddle the reader with more questions and enigmas with no answers whatsoever. I enjoyed it thoroughly. But you need to be into this kind of writing to appreciate it. #dodgerose #jackcox #australianliterature#dalkeyarchivepress #gibberish#literarynonsense#australianliteratureseries #debut#debutnovel

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