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Edited by Richard Walker, Friday, 30 Jan 2015, 02:11

Life, A User's Manual, by Georges Perec

I've often heard of this book but never read it. Glad I didn't before, because it means more to me now.

Two thirds to go, but summarized

A Parisian apartment block appears as a doll's house, but with the lives of inhabitants minutely described (unlike a real doll's house).

At the same time it's a chessboard, perched on a jigsaw puzzle.

The moving part is the lives described and the sympathy shown.

I was surprised by all this. I'd really like to know how other people react to the book. Please write in.

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