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Monster in a Box (1992)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  June 1992 (USA)
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This is the story of Spalding Gray and his attempt to write a novel. It is a first person account about writing and living, and dealing with success while trying to be successful.

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This is the story of Spalding Gray and his attempt to write a novel. It is a first person account about writing and living, and dealing with success while trying to be successful. Written by Robbie Smith <robsmith@u.washington.edu>

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He Survived "Swimming to Cambodia." Now The Adventure Continues.

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Amazing, poetic, tragic, funny masterpiece
27 January 2000 | by (Dallas, Texas) – See all my reviews

Gray can make the English language jump through hoops like none other. He recounts a number of events, tied together by his writing of a manuscript (the "Monster" of the title), some sad, some uproariously funny, all in his characteristic, sarcastic manner. If you liked "Swimming to Cambodia" you will love this one. I actually thought this was a bit more interesting and better told than "Swimming to Cambodia". A real masterpiece.


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