Thursday, February 22, 2007

My Lunar Park Question

I guess I'll kick this off since I finished the book this weekend.

If Ellis had not cast himself as the lead character in this novel, would this have generated as much buzz as it did? Or along those lines, why did Ellis have to be the main character for this novel to work?


Blogger JL said...

Hmm. I think becasue it blurred that fine line between reality and fiction. I swear at the beginning I kept going "Ok did this really happen? Wait, wait - is THIS part real?" It made for an interesting "struggle" in my brain. I think that had the main character been truely fictional, that blurred reality would have been lacking, and for me, that was a great thing about the book.

5:59 AM  
Blogger scottk said...

I agree with JL,I think that having the author tell the story like it actually did happen to him was part of this books appeal. I think it would have lost alot had it just been some Joe Schmoe main character.

Aside; was this book not a freakin acid trip of a read or what?

6:18 PM  
Blogger Rainee63 said...

This story had reality and fiction so intertwined I don't think it would have worked had the main character not been the author himself. When I read chapter one I thought it was a forward.... like Stephen King does in his books. I had to go back and re-read when it finally hit me. (duh) I think making himself the main character was what put it on a whole different level...

It WAS a really cool book. :)

7:56 AM  

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