Clinicality Press (2008)
Reviewed by Paige Lovitt for Reader Views (6/09)
While creating a heading for a book review, I usually consider the first impression I get from the book that I am reviewing. This was pretty difficult for me to do with “The Plagiarist.” When I try to recall my early impressions, my mind gets filled with a variety of topics and feelings. Not one stands out. These thoughts range from “my life on speed,” to “confused,” to “creatively unique.” I also thought of warnings like, “do not read this if you have mental health issues or a headache.”
“The Plagiarist” is truly like no book that I have read before. I still haven’t fully decided if this is a good thing or a bad thing. Somehow, I get the impression that these feelings are what the author strives to get his readers to experience. Really, the word “experience” is a good one to use in reference to this book. Set in post modern times, this book speeds along without a solid plot. It is very reflective of how I see our own lives becoming.
The story shows us how much the media bombards us with information, especially since Spam was created on the Internet. At first, I found myself very confused and rereading several passages; then I realized that the chaos present in these pages is very similar to my own life, especially if I let it get out of hand. In some sections, I was highly entertained and in others I was extremely annoyed. But in the end, when I put it all together, I was very impressed with both the talent and the audacity of the author.
I think that “The Plagiarist” by Christopher Nosnibor would be an excellent novel for a modern fiction class or a reader’s group. It would be very interesting to hear about other people’s views on this book. I also recommend it as a gift for people who will appreciate literature that is uniquely different, or for people that have everything because I can guarantee you, they have nothing like this.