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The Journal of Albion Moonlight by Kenneth Patchen

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challenging dark mysterious slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes


A book whose influence I respect more so than I enjoyed reading it itself. With prose like the cut-up beat generation to come decades after, this is a bizarre allegory or war and the author as murderer. Though way more abstract and therefore disjointed compared to “Sleepers Awake”, it’s a hell of a book whose actual prose might be more attractive than any of its discursive content. Also interesting to read a book written during WWII but before the USA’s declarations of war. Beware of 1930s/1940s views on women, even if the violence “is the point” - it’s still its own host of problems.

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