The People of Paper by Salvador Plascencia
Out of all of the texts we read this semester that are fiction, this was my favorite. I haven't finished it yet, but what i've read so far I am really enjoying. Again, Plascencia is taking what we know to be conventional narrative and turning it around.
But, I took more from him and PoP than I did any of the other books. While the others showed me how one can deconstruct a narrative, PoP showed me how to play with form. I have actually taken some of Plascencia's tricks with form, like the blacking out of text and brought it into my own writing.
When I began this class and thinking about texts that break form, I thought there was no way I would be able to find enjoyment from a text that didn't follow convention. But, I wanted to. I didn't want to have a closed mind, and have found enjoyment from films and other forms of entertainment that break from the typical narrative.
PoP was my way into enjoying more avant-garde texts, as they are called, and I am very excited to finish reading it.