A Sanctuary of Sounds

The librarian John Griogair Bell reviews A Sanctuary of Sounds by Andreas Burckhardt.

Andreas Burckhardt A Sanctuary of Sounds

This high-concept experiment in cut-up literary soundscape, unfortunately, rang hollow and flat for me. The seemingly automatic writing, stream of consciousness style seemed very raw and unedited, which, while apparently intended, just seemed sloppy. I’m afraid this was annoying written noise, not the kind of noise worth a listen. I did finish it though, so I feel like I at least accomplished something.