English Instructor, UVic
Affiliation with UVic English:
Faculty; Alumni, M.A. 1992
Special Book: Remainder, Tom McCarthy
When did you first read this book: 2006
Which sentence from this book has special significance for you?
“Occasionally I’d let my eyes run out to corners, looking, like the other re-enactors, for an edge, although I knew there was no edge, that the re-enactment zone was non-existent, or that it was infinite, which amounted in this case to the same thing.”
What does the sentence mean to you?
What if everything was a re-enactment? What if the only authenticity was actually artificial? Infinite or non-existent, what is the difference? I love how this novel pursues those sorts of questions.