Erin (singingdragon) wrote in dot_book_snark,
Erin
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A book I'm only still slogging through out of sheer stubbornness.

I'm currently on page 564 of 879 of Dahlgren by Samuel R. Delany. That's nearly two thirds of the way through the book.

And I still have no idea what this book is supposed to be about.

As far as I can tell, it's a novel exploring racism, schizophrenia, and the writing process against a backdrop of an entirely unexplained semi-postapocalyptic setting full of unusual astronomical events and gratuitous sex scenes. And if you're wondering how an author could possibly tie that many disparate subjects together, the answer is: poorly.
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