Friday, May 27, 2011
So as I painted I listened to A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers. I was critical at first not knowing what to expect from a book of that title and being that I despise reading book reviews that reveal the subject of the book because it most often causes me to assume that I won't be interested (if it doesn't have zombies) I had no idea what I was about to hear. But... BUT! O.k. listen without doing to you what I hate which is revealing what the book is about rather then just confirming on whether or not the writing is legit, I am just going to say that Dave Eggers does that style of writing where he has a stream of consciousness and just lets it go and writes it out, but the whole book is not written in this way but when it was I wanted to stop painting and get a typewriter or something, his work is so inspiring it makes me want to write again. And not only that but I do believe that yes, the book is entitled quite fittingly because a heartbreaking work of staggering genius is exactly what it is, maybe it does sound a bit melodramatic but read or listen to it yourself and you will probably agree... I'm pretty sure it's a masterpiece!