Myles’s performance of her own work imbues it with a startling vulnerability and emotional resonance that is rare to find in an audiobook.
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By Ryan Brownlow on 09-06-18
I love Eileen Myles & this book. Very fun to hear them read it! incredible.
By P. T. McConnell on 29-01-17
Funny and sometimes poignant, but erratic
It's clear that Myles shouldn't read her own work. As a performer she may have been moving in the 70s and 80s when she was discovering herself in the poetry scene of beatnik New York. But that voice loses its resonance in the 21st century and her experimental wandering novel becomes only a loose collection of sentences, most seemingly having little or nothing to do with the others. At times funny and even sharply profound, her memoir novel is otherwise only confusing, grotesque, and weirdly detached. Which may have been the point. A reflection on life as she sees it. But her delivery of that viewpoint is lacking in skill and subtlety. And her delivery as a voice narrator is both jarring and frustrating as she has no skill or smoothness. The editing is rough if it exists at all so the whole track sounds disjointed as though she often lost her place and had to stop for breath or to interpret a badly written word. Ultimately not a good listening experience.
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