Dwelling on the Weather. "A Break in the Weather" by John Jenkins. [review]
With "A Break in the Weather", John Jenkins offers us an example of a verse novel. At a mere ninety-six pages, this verse novella manages to compress a great deal of information into its 252 octaves. Towards the novella's end, Bruce offers an almost Aristotelian summation of the work of art as 'a sense of being brought to a complete and adequate expression'. For all its various shortcomings, "A Break in the Weather" successfully achieves just so much.