B S Johnson The Unfortunates

  There are some wonderful books out there just by the way they look , from time to time like today i ll bring some pictures of them. this book is a great read if a little strange the book is divide in to 27 sections that can be read in any order except the first and last chapter .A great piece of post modernism ,i feel sad that Johnson is sometimes overlooked his work is difficult and challenge to read but reward the reader my addition is the 90’s reprint but there is a new version via new direction but hurry its a limited print run. Johnson was the subject of biography by the novelist Jonathan Coe called ,like a fiery elephant which i ve on the tbr pile


Have you read johnson what is your favourite book ?


1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Lisa Hill
    Nov 10, 2012 @ 21:24:38

    There are two things that are wonderful about this book – the experience of reading a book with pages arranged at random (http://wp.me/phTIP-1vF)- and the way that Johnson sears the heart in pity at his distress over losing a friend to cancer. Rarely has a man written about the pain of grief so well. You have reminded me that I have another BSJ on my shelf, though when it arrived from the Book Depository I was annoyed to see that the reprint does not have the ‘hole in the middle of the page’ that it’s supposed to have.


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February 2010


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