Daily Archives: December 17, 2010

* You Lost Me There by Rosecrans Baldwin

You Lost Me There, a famous Alzheimer researcher (he constantly reminds us of that — awkward!) conducts a strange and eminently boring dialog with his dead wife via some note cards she wrote to describe key moments in their marriage as part of a not very successful marriage therapy attempt (ended by her death). Perhaps the story could work if the wife were still alive, but the one-way relationship is sterile, the stories about the lab forced (it’s hard to believe that those researchers regularly start conversations by comparing themselves to neurons, please!), and the supporting characters unbelievable (and they also write very bad poetry, quoted in extenso).

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