Christopher S. Purcell

Location: Kansas City, MO United States
Birthday: 30 Dec
In My Own Words:
I have always enjoyed reading and most enjoy books that are emotionally moving. I read for style: as the critic Sven Birkerts says, I don't remember facts and details about a book as much as the mood the book left me in.


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Dart by Alice Oswald
Dart by Alice Oswald
I loved 'Dart', especially for what other reviewers have pointed out as the seamless way Alice Oswald blends "all names, all voices, Slip-Shape" into a "songline from the source to the sea."
The poem, though, is marred by several typos: "put your eat [sic] to it, you can hear water" on page 10; "Japenese [sic] weddings..." on page 13; and at least three more. Very sloppy for a 48-page book.
My copy is from the eighth printing of the 2002 Faber paperback edition.

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