Wednesday, February 28, 2007


Humument was certainly very engaging and interesting on the visual level. However, I found the book to be lacking of narrative. The overwhelming emphasis on the visual was somewhat discouraging from my attempts to read the book critically. I generally found no connection between the visual and the words scattered across the artwork. I read through the book patiently, looking for any signs of narrative or ; characters, themes. The little I came up with seemed entirely negligible next to the intricate artwork. The swinging, lyrical effect that the arrangement of the words creates, discussed by Misha below, had the potential to create an interesting voice for the speaker, but I generally had trouble identifying a speaker at all.