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The UnfortunatesOf a novelist now undergoing an enormous revival of interest The Unfortunates is a book of passionate honesty and dark courageous humour a meditation on death and a celebration of friendship which also offers a remarkably frank self portrait of its auth. Okay this was a book I should have read a long time ago and I finally read the content is 4 stars the structure is 3 stars lets talk form first I respect the avant garde thing of splitting up the book However content wise the book has two pieces memory and present The memories are these cool intermixed first fiancéewife and his friend dying and the association of the two also memories of his first 2 novels In comparison with present day Ginnie being a reporter and his son this all works really well except that the form messes up the present day content that has an obvious order The memories are great mixed up however the present memories need to be structured My solution make a book that is in order and memories that are then inserted into the book

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Lood through his mind as he attempts to go about the routine business of reporting a football matchB S Johnson’s famous ‘book in a box’ in which the chapters are presented unbound to be read in any order the reader chooses is one of the key works. Although the edition I got from the library came bound in a single volume I was able to cleverly skip around the chapters as intended which did increase the fun uotient if not making much difference in how one experiences the work Aside from just the avant garde nature of his novels I really enjoy Johnson's use of language and this makes me want to investigate those of his works I haven't yet read

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The Unfortunates Read ☆ 105 Þ ➾ [Download] ➾ The Unfortunates By B.S. Johnson ➳ – A sports journalist sent to a Midlands town on a weekly assignment finds himself confronted by ghosts from the past when he disembarks at the railway station Memories of one of his best most trusted f A sports journalist sent to A sports journalist sent to a Midlands town on a weekly assignment finds himself confronted by ghosts from the past when he disembarks at the railway station Memories of one of his best most trusted friends a tragically young victim of cancer begin to f. 45 stars rounded upHere it was he talked about the RAF So 10 space gap So must others for ever or talk about something like it and it does not matter to them now it cannot have mattered at any time to me so why this if it is so meaningless anything means something only if you impose meaning on it which in itself is a meaningless thing the impositionwhy do reasons matterSometimes I think I shall become a SurrealistAnother day another review hopefully one which will encourage the reading of The Unfortunates even though I’m likely to discourage as many as are prodded on As is freuently the case with the books I’ve been reading this isn’t one for everyone—it could be but it won’t be as it should be yes no maybe perhapsThe narrator one BS Johnson travels to a city to cover a soccer match for a newspaper and the travel the pre match wandering through the city the sights all conspire to remind the narrator of an old friend now deceased who had been a good friend and trusted ally in the narrator’s budding career as a writer Rather a bland premise but that story isn’t the story The story is the randomness of recollection the bits and pieces remembered in detail or remembered in part Embellished Romanticized Contrived Non linear Scatter shot Cumulative while disintegrating Exactly the way Memory works the memories that matterJohnson the author employs a style that some may find tortuous Polysyndetons without the conjuctions memory upon memory Heavily punctuated demanding the reader slow down slow down Gaps in the text suggesting the narrator’s mind has wandered off on to something else Disclaimers undermine and reinforce So about that book in a box—WTF is that Is it a gimmick Of course Is it a useful gimmick Decidedly Does it add embellish contribute reinforce So many uestions The answer I believe is it does add It reinforces the idea of the randomness of memory It reinforces the idea that no two readers ever read the same bookIf you’re lucky enough to have a copy at hand take a moment Prop up the front cover from behind—so that the box stands open Consider the topmost surface covered in a muted off white color of satin with a small pillow resting on it A casket The contents of which holding the objects of Memory The contents to which most Memories are headed A cliché yes NoThe joy of this book isn’t in the story The joy of this book is in the reading Have a grand day