Friday, January 29, 2010

Novel Reflections

The Myth of Exile and Return by Desmond Traynor is a strange story of a man who stays at home and inhabits his twin brother's mind as he travels the world. It is very cleverly written with lots of wordplay that does risk verging on the irritating but mostly works for me. Lots of literary allusions too, but mostly of the sort where the phrases make sense even if you don't the original work they're alluding to. I really enjoyed the book and this is a delightful mirror on page 283 that reflects page 282....

The Myth of Exile and Return by Desmond Traynor, published by Silenzio Press.

For Weekend Reflections

23 comments:

James said...

Great idea for a reflection. I don't think I've seen one like this before.

Regina said...

Great one!
Happy weekend.

Bonjour Luxembourg said...

Looks very interesting, thanks for the clue!
Happy weekend reflections
Léia

Nefertiti said...

tres tres joli,bravo ;O)

Rebecca said...

Interesting concept for the book and a great idea for a reflection.

Malyss said...

Great idea! and beautyful result!

Spiderdama said...

Nice:-)
Wish you a great weekend!

Sistertex said...

Wow - a great idea, something fresh. Nice job!

Pat said...

Well, now, I just might have to read that book since I am a twin, myself! THanks for the heads up! What an interesting concept to put a mirror inside of that book! How clever is that? Great photo - clever composition!

Diane AZ said...

Intriguing book and reflection!

RuneE said...

Many sophisticated reflection. here - for example "Twins"

awarewriter said...

Now there's a crafty reflection!

VioletSky said...

that's certainly an original idea.
will have to look this one up.

mbkatc230 said...

Very clever - both the photo and the plot! I'll have to check into this book. Kathy

Woody said...

Very imaginative reflection. Well done!

Kiki said...

Charming and super lovely!
Kiki~

eileeninmd said...

Very clever reflection, well done!

Dianne said...

very unique and creative

cieldequimper said...

Fantastic post, creative and well... I love books!

Serendipity said...

There's a mirror in the book? Cool!

Terresa said...

Sounds like an intriguing story!

Eden said...

What an interesting story. Very creative..

have a nice day

ArtSparker said...

I read a similar criticism, on slightly excessive wordplay, in a mostly positive review of John Banville's latest.