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It came from outer space

Moody’s unwieldy novel-within-a-novel blends a B-movie classic with a dark future world

Rick Moody’s protagonist is hired to novelize a remake of the 1963 science-fiction horror film “The Crawling Hand.’’ Rick Moody’s protagonist is hired to novelize a remake of the 1963 science-fiction horror film “The Crawling Hand.’’
By Ethan Gilsdorf
August 8, 2010

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There’s an odd moment almost halfway through Rick Moody’s new novel, “The Four Fingers of Death.’’ The narrator (that is, the first narrator we encounter, for there are several populating this hulking, sprawling, unwieldy book) interrupts the story with a long footnote: “Astute fans of the genre in whose field I am plowing,’’ Moody writes, “will notice I have already ... (Full article: 928 words)

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