Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Mouth of the Congo

A good, if rather self-conscious, entry from Tony O'Brien in the doubtlessly indispensable Metapsychology Online. In a review of Alain Mabanckou's novel African Psycho, O'Brien notes:
If there is a redeeming feature of Greg it is that he is incompetent in the execution of his grisly plans. When it comes to realizing his ideals as an inheritor of Angoualima's mantle he is exposed as a fantasist, all mouth and trousers, as the English would say. Perhaps not all, but beside Angoualima he is a pathetic pretender.


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