A Box of Matches – Nicholson Baker

This is a bizarre book about the minutiae of life. Each short chapter signifies a match in a matchbox that the narrator uses to light his early morning fires, and then he rambles on about what he’s been doing and what he’s thought. It’s all everyday stuff, but kind of heart-warming too, he has two children and a wife he loves, and a cat and a duck called Greta. It’s middle America as it’s not generally seen. It’s special. The bit about the pee is the best bit.

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