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    Um this is just BAAAAAAD Bold face capital letters BAD Absolutely awful Whatweretheythinking????? Oh I forgot they weren'tWhen did the Pulitzer become the Puke litzer? I'll never again trust that prize designation except with books from a long time ago Don't be fooled by the first chapter which is not too bad Sort of an interesting start ab

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    Spoiler alert You will get old You will die Things will never be like they are right now And yet how things are right now will determine how they are in the future This is soThe goon in the title of this book is time It opens with a uote from Proust the poet laureate of memory about how we cannot recapture the people we were in past the pla

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    hell's bells believe this hypethis book is the saddest truest wisest book i have ever read in a single day which is not to belittle

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    I attended a novel writing workshop last week and one of the things that I took home with me was write to express and not to impress I have a

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    This is the best book ever that has a whole chapter done in power point I hate power point I think it was invented by the devil and given to humanity to make us even dumber than we are now I think teachers who use power point should be hog tied by their intestines and then sodomized by Mary Lou Retton and probably people

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    The National Book Critics Circle Award A PennFaulkner Award Finalist The freaking Pulitzer It has to be good right? I thought so to the point that it was the only book that i brought with me on the plane this weekend but I w

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    I was going to post a really cool review of this post dated from the year 202X but I couldn't get Goodreads to display my PowerPoint presentation correctly This is a lie I did not write a PowerPoint book review because Iam lazyam not that cleverdon't have PowerPoint Or is it all three? It is all threeI loved this book whi

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    Time is a strange old fella isn't it? It creeps up on you and changes you bit by bit until you the new you and the old you are barely than strangers to one anotherYou can see time as a continuum a line stretching from the past into the future a long straight road to travel along with occasional proverbial 'road not taken' splitting off to the side where barely perceptible changes accumulate one by one Or else y

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    Taking home the Pulitzer it's clear to me what type of novels are favored the novels deemed fresh and classic simultaneously Like Olive Kitteridge or The Interpreter of Maladies this is a novel made up of short stories all of them vivid anecdotes of people surrounding the music industry as in musicians roadies fans relativ

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    Normally I don't start reviewing books before I've finished them but saying how much I hate this book at the halfway point is catharticI hate this book I HATE IT SO MUCH Is it well written? Probably Complex characters? Yeah I'll give them that That being said even reading one chapter of this leaves me so freaking depressed that I want to put it in the sink and light it on fire Also the characters may be complex but I don't care w

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Ubled young woman he employs Although Bennie and Sasha never discover each other's pasts the reader does in intimate detail along with the secret li. This is the best book ever that has a whole chapter done in power point I hate power point I think it was invented by the devil and given to humanity to make us even dumber than we are now I think teachers who use power point should be hog tied by their intestines and then sodomized by Mary Lou Retton and probably people in the corporate world too but I don t know about that first hand but I m sure they deserve even worse I hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate power point but Jennifer Egan can do a whole book in power point and I d it would probably be effective than most normal novelists are with whole pages filled with words at their disposal Back in November 2009 I proclaimed the ARC of Jonathan Dee s The Privileges the best novel of 2010 There are a few books that have come out that I haven t read yet but which may be better Citrus County is one that I think might but I now know that this book is just as good if not better than Dee s This book has a a lame cover b a lame jacket description c a chapter kind of poking fun jesting at DFW s writing style and d a chapter written in power point but still with all of these apparent negatives the book is awesome I m not going to try to sell you on the book Coming from a punk background I know that too many people liking something inherently diminishes the enjoyment one can get out of something Since Jennifer Egan is already a fairly popular author and me already being late to the game with liking her for years I thought she was Janet Fitch I knew they were different people but I thought they were synonymous with each other I can t risk you or anyone else that hasn t already read her finding out how great she is and stealing some of my precious enjoyment from me for example it s a scientific fact that people who listened to Green Day when they were on Lookout in 1993 enjoyed 97% than they enjoyed them 12 months later in 1994 when everyone liked them The enjoyment ratio flew way down and the music essentially didn t change There is only so much enjoyment in the world to split up fortunately there is an infinite amount of pain and sorrow so we can all partake in that Anyway now that I ve gotten that pesky talking about the book out of the way Let us turn to one of the points in the power point chapter For those of you who haven t read the book and will not read the book and steal my enjoyment from me the chapter deals with a family The daughter of the family is the narrator or constructor of a power point journal Her younger brother is semi autistic He has a thing for silence in music Pauses He makes loops of the different silences he graphs them for duration and effect And there is a fairly interesting description of different pauses in the history of rock music but with two of my favorite examples left out and with one artist who made too much use of them but who used them effectively also left out One The best use of the pause in music well in punk music is in the Sex Pistols song Bodies That NOFX is mentioned in the chapter and Bodies isn t is well a travesty While it s not as surprising a false ending as Please Play This Song on the Radio or as uirky funny jokey it is effective for punk pathos I read once in a book I think it was England s Dreaming that the sound of the Sex Pistol s imploding was captured at the end of Belsen was a Gas during their last show in my reality they never re formed so we are talking 1978 here when there was just silence for a second That silence was preceded by the one in Bodies though where all of the fury was released in a string of almost nonsensical uses of the word fuck Two Sunny Day Real Estate Seven Here the use of short almost micro pauses and one slightly longer pause work to create a expectation excitement and anxiety One could argue that there are not pauses in this song but that argument is wrong Maybe it wouldn t fit in the dynamic of the chapter because it would be very difficult to capture the pauses to sample them More mention should be made of the first Sunny Day Real Estate album Three Matthew Sweet The man made an art out of the false ending He deserved to be mentioned in a chapter dealing strongly with pauses and silence in rock songs I m not a huge fan but he should be given a mention Hopefully this aside has convinced you to not read this book and allow me to enjoy it than if you stole some of my pleasure Cary Grant young woman he employs Although Bennie and Sasha never discover each other's pasts the reader does in intimate detail along with the secret li. This is the best book ever that has a whole chapter done in power point I hate power point I think it was invented by the devil and given to humanity to make us even dumber than we are now I think teachers who use power point should be hog tied by their intestines and then sodomized by Mary Lou Retton and probably people in the corporate world too but I don t know about that first hand but I m sure they deserve even worse I hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate power point but Jennifer Egan can do a whole book in power point and I d it would probably be effective than most normal novelists are with whole pages filled with words at their disposal Back in November 2009 I proclaimed the ARC of Jonathan Dee s The Privileges the best novel of 2010 There are a few books that have come out that I haven t read A Field Guide to the Plants and Animals of the Middle Rio Grande Bosque yet but which may be better Citrus County is one that I think might but I now know that this book is just as good if not better than Dee s This book has a a lame cover b a lame jacket description c a chapter kind of poking fun jesting at DFW s writing style and d a chapter written in power point but still with all of these apparent negatives the book is awesome I m not going to try to sell Cosmos you on the book Coming from a punk background I know that too many people liking something inherently diminishes the enjoyment one can get out of something Since Jennifer Egan is already a fairly popular author and me already being late to the game with liking her for Whats in a Surname? years I thought she was Janet Fitch I knew they were different people but I thought they were synonymous with each other I can t risk Cristiano Ronaldo: The Biography you or anyone else that hasn t already read her finding out how great she is and stealing some of my precious enjoyment from me for example it s a scientific fact that people who listened to Green Day when they were on Lookout in 1993 enjoyed 97% than they enjoyed them 12 months later in 1994 when everyone liked them The enjoyment ratio flew way down and the music essentially didn t change There is only so much enjoyment in the world to split up fortunately there is an infinite amount of pain and sorrow so we can all partake in that Anyway now that I ve gotten that pesky talking about the book out of the way Let us turn to one of the points in the power point chapter For those of Forex For Ambitious Beginners: A Guide to Successful Currency Trading you who haven t read the book and will not read the book and steal my enjoyment from me the chapter deals with a family The daughter of the family is the narrator or constructor of a power point journal Her Min-min Vol. 2 younger brother is semi autistic He has a thing for silence in music Pauses He makes loops of the different silences he graphs them for duration and effect And there is a fairly interesting description of different pauses in the history of rock music but with two of my favorite examples left out and with one artist who made too much use of them but who used them effectively also left out One The best use of the pause in music well in punk music is in the Sex Pistols song Bodies That NOFX is mentioned in the chapter and Bodies isn t is well a travesty While it s not as surprising a false ending as Please Play This Song on the Radio or as uirky funny jokey it is effective for punk pathos I read once in a book I think it was England s Dreaming that the sound of the Sex Pistol s imploding was captured at the end of Belsen was a Gas during their last show in my reality they never re formed so we are talking 1978 here when there was just silence for a second That silence was preceded by the one in Bodies though where all of the fury was released in a string of almost nonsensical uses of the word fuck Two Sunny Day Real Estate Seven Here the use of short almost micro pauses and one slightly longer pause work to create a expectation excitement and anxiety One could argue that there are not pauses in this song but that argument is wrong Maybe it wouldn t fit in the dynamic of the chapter because it would be very difficult to capture the pauses to sample them More mention should be made of the first Sunny Day Real Estate album Three Matthew Sweet The man made an art out of the false ending He deserved to be mentioned in a chapter dealing strongly with pauses and silence in rock songs I m not a huge fan but he should be given a mention Hopefully this aside has convinced Hacking VIM you to not read this book and allow me to enjoy it than if Şimdi Düğün Zamanı (Bir Genç Kızın Gizli Defteri you stole some of my pleasure

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Ves of a host of other characters whose paths intersect with theirs over many years in locales as varied as New York San Francisco Naples and Africa. Time is a strange old fella isn t it It creeps up on you and changes you bit by bit until you the new you and the old you are barely than strangers to one anotherYou can see time as a continuum a line stretching from the past into the future a long straight road to travel along with occasional proverbial road not taken splitting off to the side where barely perceptible changes accumulate one by one Or else you can look at it as a series of snapshots a deck of cards randomly and carelessly shuffled each one showing a face different from the rest life in snapshots And these snapshots are so different from one another separated by the years of smart choices and poor choices pain and happiness gains and losses laughter and tears having formed an invisible network of scars that forever preclude us from following that once long ago good natured yet impossible advice of Please don t change just stay the way you are the promise we can wholeheartedly make but no matter how hard we try we cannot keep Alex imagined walking into her apartment and finding himself still there his young self full of schemes and high standards with nothing decided yet The fantasy imbued him with careening hope I still can easily remember being sixteen not knowing anything besides the blissful strong willed ignorance of youth where everything was just beginning everything was still about to start nothing was decided yet and the world was one giant untapped possibility with no way of telling where time will eventually take you But time goes on and now I can almost see thirty from this point in life and occasional gray hairs are creeping onto my temples yes I know thirty is the new twenty and all that bullshit we tell ourselves to feel younger and preserve that feeling of endless overwhelming potentiality and possibility that we so took for granted half a life ago and there s not that much connecting me to that girl in the Land of Ago to borrow Stephen King s phrase Time passes and with it we change slowly and subtly but unavoidably until one day just like a character in A Visit from the Goon Suad notices we stop being ourselves without recognizing it And then maybe we learn to appreciate the pauses in songs like a young autistic kid the glimpses of whom we see through a powerpoint presentation made in the future by a 12 year old girl oh dear how much do I loathe the inescapable omnipresent powerpoints that have reduced public speaking to mindless reading of slides because they make us think the song is over and then it restarts and we get a temporary reprieve from the end the real end and it s that giddy feeling of almost having cheated the inevitable of having gotten away with something at least for a while longer They resumed walking Alex felt an ache in his eyes and throat I don t know what happened to me he said shaking his head I honestly don t Bennie glanced at him a middle aged man with chaotic silver hair and thoughtful eyes You grew up Alex he said just like the rest of us This is a book about losses and regrets as people change with time as well as glimpses of personal redemption especially in the threads of the story connected to Sasha who I really started to love after the NYU chapter because how can you not It s a book full of little often unseen connections between the characters who have touched each other s lives in the ways they may never understand Redemption transformation God how she wanted these things Every day every minute Didn t everyone This book is about people connected by time connected by music with moments in life captured just like the pauses in songs full of realized hopes and shattered dreams with constant reminders of beautiful fragility of life The road from A to B be it in time or on two sides of a musical record is not always in a straight line it curves around zigzags madly loops back runs into life itself and is a path connecting the kaleidoscope snapshots of our beings that somehow will eventually fall into the beautiful 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Jennifer Egan's spellbinding novel circles the lives of Bennie Salazar an aging former punk rocker and record executive and Sasha the passionate tro. hell s bells believe this hypethis book is the saddest truest wisest book i have ever read in a single day which is not to belittle it my tear assing through it is because i did not want to stop reading it and resented any interruption that tried to get in my way i am someone who plans things i have timetables in my head i have to in order to get everything done nothing important just at 800 i will untangle my necklaces while i watch my netflix at 1000 i will fold my laundry and then pay bills etc etc this book ruined all of my good intentions i read straight through one mental time allotment after another leaving dishes unwashed and e mails unanswered and i did not care one bit as i read i kept thinking this is exactly right this woman gets it this is just what i was talking about the other day because karen has been doing a little bit of dwelling lately and this book really captured so many universals of youth adulthood and the rest she knows just how to twist the knifeeveryone has been praising this book since it came out but all i knew going into it was that there was a powerpoint chapter and a dfw chapter which i had already read at greg s command months ago i didn t even know they were stories that combined to show facets of people s lives in different times and places and stages and manifestations i didn t know who would attain closure and who would fade away i just thought it was another book by the lady who wrote invisible circus i had read invisible circus years ago and had been unimpressed and then i start hearing all this talk about look at me and how it is this incredible book but i looked at the cover and i thought no thank youi am pretty sure i bought the keep but it got sucked into one of the stacks here never to resurface but then this comes out and greg and tom fuller are praising it to the heavens and then tom gives me his copy to have forever so i pretty much have to read it i do not disobey my work dadand as always father knows best i have never seen crash because they tell me it is retarded but i did see 21 grams and babel and as perros and 1114 and all of those others disjointed narratives where one thing affects another thing and it s all connected man as perros is the only one you need to see from the above list but how often does it really work and how often is it just flashy storytelling to compensate for lack of a true plotit s the same in the litworld i thought michael cunningham s the hours did it really well and this well this makes it work perfectly because it is less about the impact an action has upon others than having the opportunity to understand a character s motivations from witnessing snapshot chapters from different periods and the oh god not again it is like a sneeze zeitgeist of the pop cultural punk rock ical and historical climates of these poor broken charactersbut elizabeth it is not a downer it is not one of my downer books it is gently nostalgic and bewildered definitely bewilderedshe was thinking of the old days as she and bennie now called them not just pre crandale but premarriage preparenthood pre money pre hard drug renunciation preresponsibility of any kind when they were still kicking around the lower east side with bosco going to bed after sunrise turning up at strangers apartments having sex in uasi public engaging in daring acts that had than once included for her shooting heroin because none of it was serious they were young and lucky and strong what did they have to worry about if they didn t like the result they could go back and start again i mean gutpunchthis kind of blithe optimism is exactly what touched me when i was reading shiver shake remember being indestructible i sure do this is also one of the few works where 911 is used tastefully and or less subtly and the absence of the buildings is worked very well into the pervasive loss that holds this book together the NYU chapter is greg s favorite and it is both heartbreaking on its own and bittersweet for me because it could have very easily been me i remember sunwarmed fire escapes between classes and bobst and for me it was mamoun s falafel but regardless it was both familiar and far away i liked the naples chapter best because for me it is storytelling 101 a perfect story and the last line kills me because muttered is the best possible word there and it complicates what could have been a very easy and pat ending jennifer egan i luvs youcome to my blog