[Sic]: a novel (DEAD/BOOKS Trilogy) (Volume 2)

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This was most definitely a difficult piece to review as it is a complete montage of plagiarized pieces from Beowulf to displaying the entire number of Pi but instead of providing the original author or brain behind the original piece, Davis Schneiderman provides his own name as adjunct author. I understand this book to be an art piece, to show how easy it is to use and absorb somebody else’s work as your own and the authenticity behind everything around us. Schneiderman makes a solid point and statement that for centuries, people have been ripping off the work of others and laying claim of their own from Thucydides writing his history pulling directly from the work of Herodotus to modern writers recycling stories book after book. This book tries to show how originality is no more and hasn’t been.

I wanted to like this book a lot more, but I felt the point was poorly executed and the integration of black and white photographs with a white morph suit was subpar artistry. I would only recommend this book to those collectors who are looking for abstract pieces and not for people looking for something to read.

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Star Count 3/5
Format Trade
Page Count 154 pages
Publisher Jaded Ibis Press
Publish Date 2013-Oct-01
ISBN 9781937543372
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Issue January 2014
Category Poetry & Short Stories


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