By Leah Greenblatt
Updated August 09, 2013 at 04:00 AM EDT
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The Color Master

type
  • Book

An Aimee Bender book can sometimes seem less like a reading experience than like having a very clever, very melancholy friend describe their dreams to you in vivid, fantastical detail. The danger in that, of course, is that any kind of internal dream logic tends to dissolve once it leaves the deep-REM brain of the dreamer. Which can make The Color Master‘s lesser tales — of torn-up tigers, or menacing apple-eaters — feel like frustratingly elusive fragments. At her best, though, Bender offers ”the glimmer of something that [you] did not understand,” and finds something that touches true magic. B+

The Color Master

type
  • Book
genre
author
  • Aimee Bender
publisher
  • Doubleday

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