15 November 2005

Test Pattern

Well, I don't have any idea what happened to the post I wrote reviewing Test Pattern. It's gone from the edit queue so I'll be darned if I know what happened. I could try to recreate it but I'm just not feeling it right now. So here's the executive summary version:

It's a decent book. Probably worth picking up if the theme--the effect of television on a 1950s working class family--seems like it might be interesting. It certainly has its own unique charms, and, though I wasn't really drawn in by the gimmick (the idea that there's more in the test pattern than just a test pattern, at least for one little girl), I was drawn in by the unique narration style and the effective characterizations. It was Marjorie Klein's first novel and I think it's always a good idea to support first novels. So there you have it.

I'm also not sure why The Jump doesn't seem to be working any more. It must be the computer's fault, as I am wholly innocent.


3 comments:

MiniChick said...

Hi Smitty - I read your post on Rachel's blog and I think you have the perfect sense of humor for my cousin. (Who is very attractive and single!) And get this...she's even looking for a military boy. Hmmm...the possibilities of it all...

Lucky Bob said...

Man that sucks. (The post disappearing, not the possible romantic connection. That actually sounds promising)

After having a very long post dissapear in the ether of a server belch, I have taken to writing everything in Word, saving, and then hitting the old CTRL-C and CTRL-V. That and I have discovered I can't spell my way out of a wet paper sack.

And I liked that review too.

Smitty said...

I agree, about the loss of the post sucking as much as about the possible romantic connection NOT sucking. So tell me more, Minichick!