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Ibid: A Novel (2004)

por Mark Dunn

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Only Mark Dunn, author of the acclaimed Ella Minnow Pea, would attempt to write a novel entirely in footnotes-and succeed so triumphantly. Ibid is the off-the-wall fictional biography of Jonathan Blashette, a three-legged circus performer and deodorant entrepreneur. Dunn, a character in his own novel, is Blashette's esteemed biographer. But when Dunn's editor destroys the manuscript in an unfortunate bathtub accident, all that remains are the footnotes, which they arrange to publish in a consummate portrait of Blashette's strangely hilarious life story, one that offers some infinitely interesting morsels of American cultural history. Of course, as endnotes go, these are the tidbits, the marginalia: snippets of commentary, correspondence, court transcripts, song lyrics, and even a recipe for Boston baked beans. But in the topsy-turvy world of Ibid, the footnotes tell the truest story of all.… (más)
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A gimmick novel, but the gimmick is pretty amusing. ( )
  AldusManutius | Jul 5, 2020 |

I have been looking forward to reading Ibid: A Life by Mark Dunn. It is the imaginative biography of Jonathan Blashette, a three-legged man. After opening with several letters between the author, his editor, and his brother, that explain what happened to the actual manuscript, the entire story consists of the endnotes (the use of "footnotes" is obviously a pun) to the missing fictional biography.

I found Ibid hilarious, and really did laugh out loud several times. It tackles, tongue in cheek, the addition of all sorts of real historical references while obliquely telling Jonathan Blashette's life story by inference, through endnotes. Using real historical references and people to tell the story made Ibid even more successful and accessible for me. Most of the endnotes themselves are quite funny.

While telling a story through endnotes seems like it might be awkward, I thought it really flowed smoother than most of my experiences in reading endnotes and was a fresh take on another way to tell a story. The fact that many of the footnotes were long and rambling segues added to the humor.

My one suggestion would have been to make some of the endnotes more closely resemble those you see in other biographies. Often biographers will discuss the problems with previous biographies or mention discrepancies between them - but that's a minor quibble. All in all, I really quite enjoyed Dunn's Ibid, although I also know it will not be a good choice for everyone.
very highly recommended; http://shetreadssoftly.blogspot.com/
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  SheTreadsSoftly | Mar 21, 2016 |
It is an interesting concept for a book and has many amusing moments - but overall - interesting peripheal people who hook up with the main character through events in the 20th century and really do not much of anything. Forest Gump meets Jerry Seinfeld (without the charm of either). Not high on my list of recommendations.
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  ChristineEllei | Jul 14, 2015 |
HAHAH! This was amazing. I LOVED Ella Minnow Pea, and this was not a disappointing second read. ( )
  amaraduende | Mar 30, 2013 |
A writer is devastated to learn that the only copy of his exhaustively researched biography of Jonathan Blashette, three-legged deodorant magnate, has been destroyed. All he has left are the notes, and the premise of this novel is that the notes are published solo. Many of the notes are long and detailed, but they are all more or less believable as notes (at least individually). The general tone is zany, with a colorful cast of characters and improbable events. Unfortunately, that's all the novel really has going for it. The structure, while an interesting exercise, makes it impossible to really get to know the characters or to get interested in them. There's more narrative than you might think, but not as much as I wanted. I loved Ella Minnow Pea, but was disappointed. ( )
  jholcomb | Oct 18, 2010 |
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Even though it seems unlikely that a story told in footnotes would flow smoothly, this one does.
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The book reads as if Dunn had a brilliant time writing it, but readers may find the going tougher.
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Humorous, quick like the wind.
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Footnotes let us hear the missteps of biases, and hear pathos, subtle decisions, scandal an anger. - Chuck Zerby, The Devil's Details
The author may, therefore, include in the notes such things as lists, poems, and discursive adjuncts to the text. - The Chicago Manual of Style
I just love footnotes, don't you? - Diana Gabaldon, The Outlandish Companion
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For my wife Mary who rocks my world
Thanks for all the years of love and support, and for rescuing me from the Young Republicans
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Only Mark Dunn, author of the acclaimed Ella Minnow Pea, would attempt to write a novel entirely in footnotes-and succeed so triumphantly. Ibid is the off-the-wall fictional biography of Jonathan Blashette, a three-legged circus performer and deodorant entrepreneur. Dunn, a character in his own novel, is Blashette's esteemed biographer. But when Dunn's editor destroys the manuscript in an unfortunate bathtub accident, all that remains are the footnotes, which they arrange to publish in a consummate portrait of Blashette's strangely hilarious life story, one that offers some infinitely interesting morsels of American cultural history. Of course, as endnotes go, these are the tidbits, the marginalia: snippets of commentary, correspondence, court transcripts, song lyrics, and even a recipe for Boston baked beans. But in the topsy-turvy world of Ibid, the footnotes tell the truest story of all.

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