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William Bibbiani’s “Out of the Furnace” Is Literary Astro Glide

In response to William Bibbiani’s 507‑word review of Out of the Furnace on CraveOnline

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William Bibbiani’s “Second Opinion: Out of the Furnace” is literary Astro Glide. It burns brightly from the outset and never lets up, whisking readers off with its exhilarating pace. There’s an urgency to the prose that makes your heart pound a little and makes the piece fly by.

Second Opinion comes out of the gate strong, with an opening paragraph that launches right into genuine critique and seals your fate as a mere rider in this runaway train.

Bibbiani engineers some complicated ideas into beautiful simplicity and, even when they critiques are housed in massive sentences, his prose is skillful enough to maintain the clarity needed to deliver this sort of material without going off the rails.

Bibbiani has mastered that most elusive of skills: flow. Every paragraph has a point, and each point transitions logically to the next, building on one another effortlessly until you’ve got a monument of criticism.

This critic also has the sense to see that plot summaries needn’t be drawn out, overly complicated tomes detailing every plot and story arc in the film in vivid 3D. He gives you the rundown in one paragraph and leaves the rest for analysis that’s deep but still reader friendly.    

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