Some Things Are Better Left Unplugged

Some Things Are Better Left Unplugged

Some Things Are Better Left Unplugged Take Alice in Wonderland Dark City and Pilgrim s Progress Put them in a blender with a lot of dry ice Mix and serve in a dirty broken glass And that s just the first chapter of Some Things Are Bett

  • Title: Some Things Are Better Left Unplugged
  • Author: Vincent W. Sakowski
  • ISBN: 9780971357228
  • Page: 151
  • Format: Paperback
  • Take Alice in Wonderland, Dark City, and Pilgrim s Progress Put them in a blender with a lot of dry ice Mix and serve in a dirty, broken glass And that s just the first chapter of Some Things Are Better Left Unplugged This postmodern fable examines the need for myth, metaphor and identity The story satirizes many of our everyday obsessions, including the pursuit of weTake Alice in Wonderland, Dark City, and Pilgrim s Progress Put them in a blender with a lot of dry ice Mix and serve in a dirty, broken glass And that s just the first chapter of Some Things Are Better Left Unplugged This postmodern fable examines the need for myth, metaphor and identity The story satirizes many of our everyday obsessions, including the pursuit of wealth and materialism the thirst for empty spectacles and violence and the need for obtaining social status This absurd tale will delight you in the tradition of Camus The Stranger and Beckett s Waiting for Godot.

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    I read somewhere that this novella was a sort of "anti-novel," and if not liking it makes it an anti-novel this one wins. I wasn't that big of a fan of this authors style, Sakowski not only seems to leave a lot of stuff out but the plot didn't fully bloom either. Maybe that is what "anti-novel" means. "Some Things Are Better Left Unplugged" is surreal if anything. Sakowski carefully keeps the reader at arms length, employing choppy sentences, bad grammar, and fragments, describing its scenery wi [...]

    A wonderful book. I always relate to insane homeless women so I was delighted this had one in it.

    Many of the great stories that humans share with each other feature two entities in opposition to each other. Sometimes these entities are emotionless nations, sometimes equally indifferent businesses. The best of these, the tales that really draw you into their world, feature two people or people-like beings. Some Things Are Better Left Unplugged is one of these stories. The Man and the Obese Tabby are nemesises, but their struggle is not one of swords, sorcery, or other fantastic methods. No, [...]

    This book is what I'd like to consider a somewhat entertaining "nonsense allegory" -- a surreal story containing a lot of freely imagined scenarios and whacked-out characters but touched with a false air/suggestion of symbolism through its style of story-telling that gives it more sense of authorial deliberation than it deserves.As the description suggests, the narrative is kind-of sort-of similar to the Pilgrim's Progress allegorical style in the way that it never really gives hard names to ch [...]

    Just to get this out of the way right now: I am in love with Vincent Sakowski’s Some Things Are Better Left Unplugged. I love the chopped, methodical pace of the text; I love the bizarre characters; I love that this relates to Donihe’s Shall We Gather At The Garden?; I love the anti-hero, mythological, hard-to-pin-down, Waiting For Godot-like story.After reading other reviews of this work, it’s easy to understand why so many people either just don’t like it or just find it “so-so”. Y [...]

    Usually a 150 page book would take me about a day to read. I've had a lot of starts and stops with this particular book, been difficult to sink my teeth into. The imagery is peculiar and the story wanders, not in a bad way for what I assume the author is trying to accomplish. As far as bizarre fiction goes, not my favorite. Frankly, the back cover is some of the best writing.Between the covers, really enjoyed One Hand Clap:Go and sing for the birds and the trees,Try and stop/start? another disea [...]

    UNPLUGGED has been billed as an anti-novel and believe me it delivers. Sure you've read plenty of books with anti-heroes but how about anti-villains of the polite and genteel variety? UNPLUGGED is an ambitious novel, dense with layers of meaning and rife with irony. Sakowski has a gift for illustrating the absurd.Follow our "hero", The Man, as he makes his way through countless ridiculous and chilling situations. Picture a kingdom of marionettes ruled by an Emperor, a penguin of course. Meet hal [...]

    Eh this one didn't grab me. A slim and self-conscious exercise in surrealism, Some Things Are Better Left Unplugged carefully keeps the reader at arms' length, using choppy sentences and sentence fragments, describing its scenery with studied detachment, and avoiding character names in favor of descriptions like "the man" and "the prophet" and "the obese tabby," all of which frequently reminded me that I was reading a Fiction.There is narrative flow, and there are some interesting environments a [...]

    I absolutely love this story as it is surreal but its meaning is deeply felt probably differently each time.

    i just cannot finish this, no matter how hard i try. it is painful to me. and i'm sorry i have to admit it. i really wanted to like this. :(

    An ok story that is poking fun at our culture. Well written but not terribly exciting to read. I guess this just shows how much I'm a part of the culture being satired.

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