Review of Cutting Time with a Knife by j/j hastain
j/j hastain has shared some kind and perceptive words about Cutting Time with a Knife in a review that was just posted in the always interesting Tarpaulin Sky. This is one of my favorite paragraphs:
The tone of the work emits what I would describe as subtle command (something that I trust, that makes me feel trusting), both mystical and musical (as all of Leong’s works are). Each page of CTWAK exhibits diagrams, word turns (interacting with those diagrams), symbols, and a few sentences (in the shape of narrative but not as ‘a’ single domineering narrative). In this way (so many parts on each page) I found that the book can be read as two or three interacting sub-books. I am balancing on a wheel while causing a hovering wheel to spin (while it is in my own hands). In a moment in CTWAK, I find myself: here, I am a meta-manipulator too!