Hopscotch

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Harvill Press, 1967 - Fiction - 564 pages
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The tragic history of two men and their circle of friends who live in Paris and Buenos Aires, Hopscotch, although written in 1963, was in fact the first hypertext novel, anticipating the age of the web with a non-structure that allows readers to take the chapters in any order they wish and invites them to be the architects of the novel themselves. Its 155 chapters, of which 99 are collated under a section called 'expendable chapters', are there for the reader to shuffle as he or she wishes. Characters are fluid and, depending on the order in which the reader progresses through the book, a name can appear to be a formal name or a nickname or a name belonging to several different characters. Soon after publication Hopscotch took on a cult status that it has never lost and is considered one of the great landmarks in Latin American fiction.

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Some of the finest writing I'm familiar with. - Goodreads
The prose isn't merely dense, it's literally gibberish. - Goodreads
This novel cannot be summarized by its plot. - Goodreads
Everything is writing, that is to say, a fable.' - Goodreads

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User Review  - Geoff - Goodreads

UPDATE: I'm jumping ship on this one. This has nothing to do with the quality of the writing, which is high-quality wordsmanship, and I'm enjoying the leapfrog structure- but the Ultra-Amplified ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jonfaith - Goodreads

He went back to sleep like a person who is looking for his place and his house after a long road in the rain and the cold. I should pen an untimely aphorism detailing my experiences with Hopscotch ... Read full review

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