Since I just mentioned it in another thread, has anyone else on this board read this?
It's fucking brilliant. I don't want to give too much away, but it's a novel about reading Italo Calvino's new novel, "If On a Winter's night a Traveller," or rather, about trying to. It's a total mindfuck that's constantly playing with your expectations and leading you on, and then pulling the carpet out from under you, yet at the same time it's just plain good.
I haven't read all of his works yet, but I've loved everything I have. This is one of the best works of metafiction I've ever read because it manages to transcend mere playing with the form, and becomes a good story; "The Baron in the Trees" is a surreally whimsical fairy-tale of a novel that is actually way better than that description makes it sound, and (possibly my favorite of his) "Invisible Cities" has the same sort of dreamlike beauty to it that you find in Borjes as his best, and seemingly almost nowhere else. He's a very diverse, yet very consistently excellent author.
You uncultured heathens.