Thursday, August 14, 2008

Book Review - Being Written by William Conescu

Being Written
William Conescu
Harper Perennial
ISBN # 978-0061451348

Imagine being the only one who knows an author is writing your part in his story. What would you do for a larger, or maybe the largest, part in the book? Daniel aspires to be THE main character in the novel he hears being written. Each time the pencil scritches on the page, Daniel listens attentively and acts to maintain his existence in the prose.

I couldn't, and still can't, decide whether Being Written is the story of the machinations of a madman's mind, or the story of a character trying to earn his place in a book. I'm not sure it matters. William Conescu has written an intriguing tale in an original way, and for that I am grateful.
(September 2008, pp 224, $13.95)

1 comment:

Janna Leadbetter said...

How unique and interesting! Worth checking out, it sounds. Thanks! :)