This is a genre-bending novel featuring a narrator who attempts to review a series of movies that don't exist. What first begins with a series of academic footnotes about notable films throughout history becomes an obsessive journey into his mind and life, revealing a personal history that overwhelms and challenges the reviews themselves. This book will appeal to fans of Nabokov's Pale Fire, Jorge Luis Borges, film history and theory, and postmodern fiction, and Mind-Meld With Mark. Recommended By Ariel K., Powells.com
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Finalist for the 2021 Oregon Book Awards
On the surface this is a collection of film reviews for movies that don’t exist. But in footnotes that begin academic and slowly become more personal, a story emerges of the reviewer, an English teenage boy, as he comes to terms with an unrequited love and struggles with things that he cannot change. This postmodern novel by Portland author Mark Savage is perfect for fans of Jorge Luis Borges, Nabakov’s Pale Fire, or film history and theory.
About the Author
Mark Savage is an author and musician from Portsmouth, England. He lives in Portland, Oregon, where he is the host of the Mind-Meld, the Captain of Storytime, and the founding member of the Fictional Film Club.