11.19.2007

invisible writing: a recommendation

Just a brief note to recommend Montana 1948 by Larry Watson, which I greatly admire after swallowing the book whole in about a day. The narrative is totally natural and believable and beautiful without feeling beautiful, without showing the stiches where the writer put it together, and above all without embroidery of the self conscious writerly kind. The writing is invisible--only the story appears on the page. Very fine stuff.

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