January 31, 2014

Reviewing "Notes from the Tilt-A-Whirl" by N.D. Wilson

"Notes From the Tilt-A-Whirl" by N.D. Wilson is a celebration of language .  It is written in a format that combines stream of consciousness with poetry and drama.  Wilson views the world as a work of art created by God, the Artist, and he delves deeply into various subjects and topics from the point of view of seeing something for the first time, taking it all in, and appreciating the intricacies of the beautifully created world around us. He warns the reader from the beginning that this is not an ordinary book, and he is correct about that.
I agree with Wilson that the world is a vastly beautiful work of art, filled with drama, joy and pain.  I appreciate his master of the English language and his use of words to paint a picture for the reader. That said, I had a hard time getting through it.  I'm familiar with this format of writing and was excited to get into it, but I found myself rereading portions over and over and having a hard time concentrating and figuring out exactly where he was going.  At times, I wasn't sure what he was talking about.  But I don't want to discourage anyone from reading this book because I think I just wasn't the right target audience.  Many, many people have fallen in love with this book and I am in the minority. I would encourage you to check it out and let me know your take on the whole thing.

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