Perhaps Mr. Hall overdosed on James Joyce. Much of ''Kisses'' is written in the style of the Cyclops chapter of ''Ulysses'' - designated by the critic Stuart Gilbert as ''Gigantism'' - and the book ends in midsentence without a period, like ''Finnegans Wake. Or maybe he's underdosed on George Orwell, who did it all so much better and briefer in ''Animal Farm.
Perhaps he's striving to achieve Bertolt Brecht's famous ''alienation effect.
Hall intends to keep us from identifying with the characters, so we can observe the Marxian dialectic at work. Except that there's no evidence of a Marxian dialectic at work. It even occurred to me that by making his prose so repellent and his characters so one-dimensional, he is trying to show us that whatever he is warning us against has already got him. Whatever has got Rodney Hall didn't always have him.
His first novel, ''Just Relations,'' was quite funny, and ''Captivity Captive'' was a strong Faulknerian drama, an actual event made compellingly fictional. One counts on Mr.
Hall's temperature returning to normal. One counts on the enemy, whatever it may be, releasing its embrace. Log In.
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