Monday, March 5, 2012

What's The Point?

This entire book begs the question, "What's the point?". What is the point of staying in place? What is the point of friendship? What is the point of humanity?
The entire book rejects the idea of a plot, or the idea of organization. This can be attributed to the constant flow of words with which it was written, but it is due to a more profound reason than that. The point of rejecting a classic novel structure, the point of friendship, the point of movement and purpose all lie in the same place. All of these things lay within a person and purpose can only be accessed when in the flow of nature.
The idea of "flow", the idea of constant movement and the quest to achieve true humanity has been ongoing throughout human history but this novel demostrates the quest in the modern world. In order to truly become human, one must reject the inherent organizational skills that make us human. Society and civilization are not pushing us foward, rather, they are holding us back.

-Zack Meier

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