According to Plan
The word ‘plan’ is endemic and ubiquitous, and author Rob Kovitz has decided to compile a lengthy tome showing just how prolific this word is in According to Plan. The book is divided into several sections – ‘plan for hilarity’, ‘I like your plan’, ‘an even more sinister plan’, etc. (there are many of them). Each section is a collage of excerpts from other works – literature, movies, art, photography, music, newsclippings, instruction manuals, television shows… anything. The excepts are recombined in such a way that they hang together, more or less well, in a strange type of narrative or coherency – to greater and lesser degrees. It is sometimes very clever and insightful; at other times it is just confusing. This is definitely not a book to read cover-to-cover or in one setting, although dipping into it in various places may be somewhat entertaining. There does seem to be a gratuitous amount of adult content, which is completely unnecessary and irritating. The entirety is a mixed bag, some parts interesting and some much less so, although in aggregate overwhelming – small doses is probably the best plan.
Chris Hayden has been working at City Book Review since 2012, so that makes him the keeper of knowledge. He manages the office and book reviewers (all 200 of them!), which is no small feat. If you’re looking at the book reviews here, you’re seeing them because he sent the books out for review. Without him, this place would fall apart, because no one else in the office knows how to use the postage machine. Two words: job security.
|Page Count||664 pages|
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