The Distinctive Quality of Holeton's Hypertext Novel

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This essay by Michael Tratner provides both a historical account of the public reception to Figurski at Findhorn on Acid and critical commentary about it.

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The wonder of this hypertext is that it rigidly sticks to an extremely complicated, even tortured, organization (in which every possible arrangement of three characters, three objects and three places occurs) and yet it is a good read—whether you mechanically follow the default route or flip around randomly, you can zip through and enjoy the pages. Somehow Holeton has managed to integrate the mechanical structure, absurd philosophical ruminations, characters defined entirely by eccentricities, and intellectual metafictional commentary into a seamless whole.


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