If You have never read Vollmann this may be a good choice as a first read. As W.T.V. suggests in the compilers notes, keep it near your bed and read a few pages a night or use it to slay the nightmarish flies of sleep with it hard covers or lay it across your eyes to guard yourself from light.
Vollmann has been called a raw and natural genius and I agree. This book will do many things but put you to sleep is not one of them.
PS. I only recently discovered this site. It might be fun.
as anyone read Yasunari Kawabata's "Palm-of-the-hand stories. what did you think......Continua
well. vollmann is vollmann, but i had to left this on the shelves, bookmark in, when i received from US the first four volumes of his hystorical series [btw: read two of them, and loved them every page]