Here’s an excerpt from Luke Taylor’s review:
Theories of Forgetting is an elegantly crafted novel that for all its resistance to traditional narrative forms, and its development of fresh ideas about art and what a physical page can do, still provides an affecting family story upon which it does not depend for success. Olsen’s ability to inhabit self- and familial estrangement without being cold is admirable, and while he resolutely withholds resolution to many of the book’s questions, the basic storyline itself is easily legible. Readers would do well to tackle Theories of Forgetting in conjunction with Olsen’s [[ there. ]], which elucidates many of the novel’s references. But Theories of Forgetting can satisfy, move, and provoke on its own.
Read the rest of the review HERE.