Lost in the Funhouse - Chapters 1–2 Summary & Analysis

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Summary

Chapter 1 – Frame-Tale: The opening chapter, or piece, of the book is simply two pages that contain only one sentence: “Once upon a time there was a story that began.” There are instructions on how to twist the page to make it look like a ring of words, commonly called a Möbius strip. The page is a not meant to be simply read and then turned. The author wants the reader to interact with the words and become involved in the material.

Chapter 2 – Night-Sea Journey: According to the author, this piece was written to be read on the printed page or recorded with the author reading it. The text should never be read live or by anyone other than the author. The piece begins with a narrator talking about a “journey.” He discusses the futility of swimming and he often questions the reason why others insist...

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