i am radar

by reif larsen

such. meticulous. detail.
such brilliant writing. (ok, also may be slightly sluggish in places, but i'm not one to complain. the illustrations and footnotes more than make up for it).
the kind of range reif larsen has is CRAZY. i think i have to read this book at least thrice over before i can see its bottom.

ps. there is such a thing as post-book exhilaration. once it has passed, people are known to say different things about a book. for now i have to say this - i lived with this book for about three weeks. i read it in small doses every night and looked up a lot of things that he writes about. these things ranged from cambodian and serbian history to poetry, birds, theatre and wikipedia pages on quantum physics.  i want reif larsen's job!

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