micro.FNCLL 2020-07-24 06:44:12

📚 finished Fame: A Novel in Nine Episodes (Daniel Kehlmann; trans. by Carol Brown Janeway). Bloodless metafiction that, but for some specific tech mentions, could’ve been part of the late 80s boom in self-aware, kind of clever fiction. Overall, a flat joke with some funny lines.

micro.FNCLL 2020-07-22 05:59:30

📚 Finished Tyll (Daniel Kehlmann; trans. by Ross Benjamin). An enthralling—sometimes brutal—magical realist take on the Thirty Years’ War and the myth of Tyll Eulenspiegel, neither of which I knew much about (now I want to know more). Adding Kehlmann’s other books to my list!