I finished this back in 2008.
The Iraqnid is an epic poem about a Marine named Spider that isn’t actually an epic poem. It features 8 storylines channel-surfed together into one idea–what it felt like to live in this country during the Iraq war. Too funny to be avant-garde, too realistic to dismiss, the book flows like the most compelling dream you’ve ever experienced, occasionally surfacing into moments of heart-stopping clarity.
And there are over two dozen sentences of power and beauty.
Available as an e-book for only $2.99.
And here’s a soundtrack:
a.And sure, yeah, I could ask them to tell me who did what. But it’s more fun to imagine them engaged in this deep symbiosis.