Encouraged to try a drug meant to banish indecision, he is all at once fired from his low-grade tech-support job in Manhattan and invited to a rendezvous in. Dwight B. Wilmerding is only twenty-eight, but he’s having a midlife crisis. He lives a dissolute existence in a tiny apartment with three (sometimes. A summary of Benjamin Kunkel’s first novel, Indecision, sounds like the premise for an outlandish thriller: A man diagnosed with abulia (chronic.
And why is it that Dwight who KNOWS what “abscondating” means still cannot differentiate between “its” and “it’s” in his emails?! Kunkel grew up in Eagle, Colorado, and was educated at St. I couldn’t decide whether or not to finish the book; I dithered until I read the last page- so by default I finished it; and I was mad that I did.
It introduced me to the term “abulia”, and suggested that there may be a pill for the chronic inability to make up one’s mind. But I didn’t have a date book and was actually consulting one of the special coins.
While the first-person narrator Dwight uses words that require the use of a dictionary, he also happens to say things like “Hmn” at the end of some sentences and for no apparent reason. The gates were always open- I was not being forced to finish the book against my will. One good thing was that at least I didn’t have a lot of furniture to take. Do you understand me? That was one idea of mine.
I am now hopeful that enduring the painful process and result of decisiveness followed by indecision towards “Indecision” will inspire me to follow-up decisiveness with more decisiveness and dive headfirst into the pool of decisiveness! Sometimes I felt like I’d never catch up with even the little that had happened to me. Seriously, my palms are even a little sweaty right now.
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An admirable thing about Indecision is its frankness about drugs in America – how people manage to fit them in, even enjoy them, in a indfcision where they are not “supposed” to fit. Structurally, the story jumps around a lot- usually I like this; however, in “Indecision” I didn’t think this structure added anything to the table in terms of understanding and delving into the characters or premise If I’m going to be jerked around time-frame-wise, I need to have my needs met!
So beyond a certain narrow time frame our desires ran into kunksl kind of horizon and had to stop. Oddly enough the book turns a bit political kun,el a mega sense near the end.
To view it, click here. Did you mean readers to think it was essential to his change of heart?
As with a number of other smarty-pants young authors in English, he enjoys flaunting his vocabulary. Thanks for telling us about the problem.
Jun 30, Sue Smith rated it did not like it Shelves: Dwight Wilmerdingthe hairy hero of Indecision, runs across a naturally occurring botanical depilatory in the rain forest in South America and thinks about its potential as a commercial product, until Brigid points out the ethical problems with this kind of venture. About Indecision Dwight B.
Aug indecieion, Minutes Buy. Yes, Kunkel is going to drag you into a remote, cheap-ass resort “among the usual suspects: Please try again later.
The mockery is humane. But that’s not fair. Two indecisioh or three stars? Indecision by Benjamin Kunkel. The narrator is a kind of whiny, self-absorbed elitist who can’t make up his mind about anything, but knows that life ow What is wrong with me?
The hero of Indecision is just such a Dwight – Dwight Wilmerding, if you please. Often on a midtown street someone’s cell would ring and half a dozen people would check their pockets to see if it was them being called, and I’d glimpse a flash inedcision panic in one or another guy’s eyes. Paperbackpages.
The reunion scene was bad enough these are supposed to be people in their late 20s and early 30s? It’s all very droll of course and occasionally wondrous! Ah, the taste of semi-satisfaction. Benjamin Kunkel grew up in Colorado. But christ, where do I even begin. Your purchase helps support NPR programming. Or vie for any awards. I don’t have the energy to point out why, but it just doesn’t, it sort of drifts and meanders around with loss ends and things brought up in the first fifty pages that lead no where.
Never kunoel a book been so keen to disavow politics it secretly believes. I once gave an interview on this subject, more or less, and have regretted it ever since. But It started off a little slow, then it picked up, then it slowed down, then it picked way up, then it got near the end, then it got really boring, and oddly preachy for things I have no interest in, then it ended, and I was left with a little dissapointed Benjamin Kunkel’s Tale of ‘Indecision’ Benjamin Kunkel talks about his debut novel, a tale of twenty-something angst called Indecision.