Friday, September 19, 2008

Thom Pain (based on nothing)

Thom Pain (Based on Nothing) Thom Pain by Will Eno

My review

rating: 5 of 5 stars
I heard some excerpts of Thom Pain on Public Radio and was so struck by the language I bought the book, a collection of three one act, one character plays written in a style that makes Beckett seem cheerful. It's a short quick read full of great passages such as

"When did your childhood end? How badly did you get hurt, when you did, when you were this little, when you were this wee little hurtable thing, nothing but big eyes, a heart, a few hundred words? Isn't it wonderful how we never recover?"

That's Thom Pain in a nutshell. Now you don't have to read the whole play. But I think you should.

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