Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Antanas Sileika reviews This Great Escape on The Next Chapter

About 27 minutes in to Monday's episode of The Next Chapter, Shelagh Rogers and Antanas Sileika talk about Andrew Steinmetz's Weston Prize-shortlisted This Great Escape. It was an honest take, with Antanas discussing some of the frustrations he experienced as a reader attempting to navigate the fragmented facts of Michael Paryla's life, but the ultimate conclusion was positive: he called it a worthwhile, interesting, complex, existential book. He even threw in the names of a few high modernists as comp titles. And who doesn't want to be compared to Beckett? No, really. Who?

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