Monday, October 18, 2010

Augustino and the Choir of Destruction — A Review


In a deliberate attempt to weed out the undedicated reader, this 300 page meditation by Marie-Claire Blais is a work of art. For those brave enough to take on the challenge of pushing through this unbroken monodiatrialogue of words, feelings and descriptions, a warning must be issued.

Marie-Claire Blais gives you a rare opportunity to genuinely set the pace, the tone, and the mood for this story, translated from the original French. Read it with a clear mind and by the end of your visit, you will have found that this book has become either your friend or foe.

This is a unique read that a proper review will not be able to do justice to. That being said, if nothings else, this book stands to rejuvinate ones love for proper grammer. 


— Mandy Hutter


(Mandy Hutter, the author of this review, is a Grassroots Environmental Educator soon headed to Guantanamo, Cuba to further her humanitarian aims.)