7 Jul


This book has been on my night-table for, at least, a month of Sundays. Between the readings of other books, I’d start to read where I left off the time before, then fail to continue as the complexity of it extinguished my desire. Nonetheless, it stayed near me, unlike others that had made it thus far only to be returned to the TBR table to languish jealously while I moved on.

This book has no page numbers, so the length of it is a mystery, unless one wants to count every page by hand and sight. This book has no chapter notations. Each fresh continuation, aft the space following the last sentence and paragraph of the chapter before it, begins with an enigma of numbers, strategically placed within brackets. And then there are annoying little circles at the bottom of each page that are, at first, unnoticed. Once one begins to notice, however, the eye moves ever down the page at intervals whilst reading each page. Almost as if willing it to come alive. What do these concentric circles, once alone then enjoined within by another mean? These circles with spaced sections that shed their ’skin’ one section at a time as the page turns, only to become whole again once all the sections fall away from the circle?

For the past few nights I’ve found myself, once again within The Drift Wars. Now, it seems, I can’t get out. Now, it seems, I DON’T WANT to get out! Now, the absence of page numbering and no name chapters and circles that were once a distraction – are of no consequence. Leave me be, for now I have a war to get back to.

Very clever of you Brett James. Very clever indeed.

Fallacy Publications 2013
about 300 give or take pages (apparently someone counted)
First handmade edition-soft cover
Futuristic science fiction; mystery; thriller – (these last two genres being, of course, redundant of the first)



3 Responses to “CURRENTLY READING”

  1. Silvia Thomson July 7, 2014 at 8:59 p07 #

    Very good. I had to laugh at your ending… Always love reading your words (: thanks

    • WORDMAN July 10, 2014 at 8:59 p07 #

      …. always love knowing you read my words.


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