A bold, self-propelling experiment, little scratch is as addictive as web browsing. Little by little, the flow of the text draws the reader in with its nervous energy. Zigzagging along the page, we switch between the narrative’s ragged threads as we might between windows on our screen, wondering about these seemingly disjointed snippets. How do they manage to transform from a chaotic jumble into an organic whole? The answer is simple: by indulging both our online dependence and our craving for literature. Or, as smart millennials might put it: because book.
Tackling traumatic subject matter in a defiantly playful format, little scratch is a thought-provoking and original debut from a writer not afraid to push boundaries. If style is what makes an author distinctive, Watson will stand out among her peers for her experimentation with text and formatting.