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Mark

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  • The Recognitions

    • UNABRIDGED (48 hrs)
    • By William Gaddis
    • Narrated By Nick Sullivan
    Overall
    (55)
    Performance
    (32)
    Story
    (34)

    Wyatt Gwyon's desire to forge is not driven by larceny but from love. Exactingly faithful to the spirit and letter of the Flemish masters, he produces uncannily accurate "originals" - pictures the painters themselves might have envied. In an age of counterfeit emotion and taste, the real and fake have become indistinguishable; yet Gwyon's forgeries reflect a truth that others cannot touch - cannot even recognize.

    Mark says: "Brilliant book, excellent rendering."
    "Brilliant book, excellent rendering."
    Overall

    Gaddis is not easy and it is not surprising that some readers/listeners do not find his work worth the effort. For readers, like me, who do, there is simply nothing to match the richness and depth of Gaddis' novel(s). If you enjoyed David Foster Wallace's "Infinite Jest" or, e.g., James Joyce's "Ulysses", neither of which is easy but both of which offer a great deal of pleasure to those whose tastes lean in this direction, you will like "The Recognitions."

    10 of 10 people found this review helpful

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