Legal Alien: A Scotsman in Montreal

Beautiful Thinking

Just started reading Eunoia by Christian Bok. For those that have never heard of it, it's poetry of a sort. The book is split into 5 chapters in which only one vowel is allowed to be used hence yo get sentences like the following:

"Whenever Helen seeks these perverse excesses, her regretted deeds depress her; hence, Helen beseeches Ceres (the blessed Demeter): `let sweet Lethe bless me, lest these recent events be rememberd' then the empress feeds herself fermented hempseed, her preferred nepenthe."

Despite the extended vocabulary it is surprisingly easy to read, Bok keeps a good rhythm throughtout the identically sized paragraphs and so you tend to bounce along, every so often picking up new ideas for Scrabble! Go check it out.