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My Meteorite by Harry Dodge

My Meteorite

Or, Without The Random There Can Be No New Thing

Harry Dodge

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Imprint: Harvill Secker
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publication date: 17 Mar 2020
ISBN: 9781787302341

Structured around a series of formative, formidable coincidences in Dodge's life, My Meteorite journeys with stylistic bravura from Barthes to Blade Runner, from punk to Pale Fire. It is a wild, incandescent book that creates a literary universe of its own. Blending the personal and the philosophical, the raw and the surreal, the transgressive and the heartbreaking, Harry Dodge revitalizes our world, illuminating the magic just under the surface of daily life.

4 stars out of 5
Lara Feigel
1 Apr 2020

"These are fascinating thoughts, and there are questions to make us think again on every page. "

These are fascinating thoughts, and there are questions to make us think again on every page. He also has a gift for storytelling, however sparingly used, and the scene where he speaks on the phone with his birth mother is particularly moving. Sometimes the connections between ideas and scenes feel a little tenuous, especially when we’re jumping between very short sections. But throughout there’s a feeling of a singular intelligence, driven by a set of related questions about the relationship between matter and spirit, or empiricism and the occult.

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