EppsNet Book Reviews: Wittgenstein’s Mistress by David Markson


This book is terrible. It’s pretty well known and has a good reputation among fans of “experimental fiction” but it’s terrible.

It’s so bad that there should be a law under which the author could be arrested and charged with subjecting readers to the endless meanderings of a mediocre mind. The book could be read aloud to terrorists as a torture device.

I couldn’t come close to getting all the way through it and I hurled it into the garbage.

Ironically, I found that I bought two copies of the book, I don’t know how. Maybe I bought one a while ago, forgot about it, and bought another one. Maybe I bought one online and one at a bookstore. So actually I threw both copies in the garbage.

One star is a generous rating but it does take time and effort to write a book, even a bad one, and that can’t be ignored.

Rating: 1 star

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