JF Ptak Science Books Quick Post Outsider Logic series
Here's another remarkable find for the sub-category of this blog's thread on Outsider Logic/odd books:
It is self-published, and tiny, and bound in a red cloth that surprisingly has the title stamped on its spine. The title begs attention, and then the text begs comprehension--and that's okay, as this is someone's proud work, and it is entirely possible that I have missed the object of the experience. That said, the construction, illustration, literary undertaking, and poetical wanderings are occasionally extremely surprising--and if "surprise" and revealing an insight that you'd never have had on your own is the point of writing, then I'd have to say that this experiment was successful.
I won't go into the story line too much because it escapes me. As a sample though I will illustrate the title page, which is remarkable and small found-miracle even on its own, a shining element of shining elements in the history of odd title pages, and which will give some insight into the possibilities of what follows:
The author notes with no pomp and no modesty that his is the "greatest scope ever attempted in a work on paper". And what he meant was at least on little paper, because this book measures 3.5x2.5 inches, and one quarter of that is set aside for ample margins which flesh the work out to 88 pages. The title and subtitle are mysterious, as with everything else--even the final parenthetic note at the bottom of what is actually the title page ("half-title page") gets an eyebrow-raise.
But as the author says, this is "experimental literature", and perhaps judgment of this work should be unresolved, as the experiment might still be underway.