Dhalgren by Samuel R. Delany
Face it, books are too damn long. Especially 800-page novels like Samuel R. Delany's Dhalgren. Even book reviews need to get shorter—or so I judge by watching the Incredible Shrinking Coverage of fiction in the daily fishwrap. Editors agree: anything longer than a text message nowadays is only good for trimming and skimming.
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