Monday, March 26, 2012
Manuel Muñoz: What You See in the Dark: Review
Muñoz’s attention to language is keen, his sentences crafted with precision and a calculated deployment of repetition that sometimes calls to mind the trademark phrasings of Joan Didion. At every turn, he reminds us that this is a story about looking and being looked at, about what we know and what we don’t of others and our own selves. And with each consecutive chapter, each shift in perspective, the novel gracefully exposes the artifice that girds both the movies and the real world.