Is the Late David Rakoff the Alexander Pope of Novelists?

David Rakoff wrote a whole novel in sing-song rhyme, like a Dr. Seuss book, and it has just been posthumously published. Not sure I like it, but below is a sample. I do like this couplet late in the recording, though:

The tortoise was wrong to ignore all his doubts

because in the end, friend, our natures will out.

About Santi Tafarella

I teach writing and literature at Antelope Valley College in California.
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