Tuesday, March 29, 2011

On "History for a Wedge" by Paul Martone (3259 words) ***

You can only ignore the future for so long. That, I take it, is one of the themes of this story. This story's greatest strength to me, however, is the way it pulls us through a rather mundane afternoon before pounding us with a highly disruptive conclusion. Sure, the end is set up, but we don't think too much about it until it arrives. Instead, we're focused on, um, trivia, which is precisely the point--precisely what our narrator is trying to focus on. Read all about it, and learn a few Trivial Pursuit answers, here at Stickman Review.

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