It could also be a theatre piece, in the spirit of Beckett or Ionesco.But I think more touching. Your descriptive prose is just lovely, in this chapter James with his pencil and paper.
I just read through all of the parts. They're really incredible. It's amazing how much you're able to get across visually and emotionaally with such spare prose. Really excellent.
Thanks for all the comments. Means a lot to me.