Deprivation by Alex Jeffers

Deprivation cover

Deprivation; or, Benedetto furioso: an oneiromancy is a long title that alludes to literary works and larger thematic concepts, but ultimately doesn’t engage with these referents substantively. It is thus an absolutely perfect title for this book. While Deprivation has some likable characters and engaging language, what it’s missing is a sense of plot or an adequate replacement for one, a meaningful engagement with its speculative element, and a sense of the book’s unique and specific contribution to the traditions it builds on.

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