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Download Special Topics in Calamity Physics Mobi ↠ 528 pages ✓ Hannahredhead È The mesmerizing New York Times bestseller by the author of Night FilmMarisha Pessl’s dazzling debut sparked raves from critics and heralded the arrival of a vibrant new voice in American fiction At the centeIng and one hanging later Blue finds herself puzzling out a byzantine murder mystery Nabokov meets Donna Tartt then invites the rest of the Western Canon to the party in this novel with visual aids drawn by the author that has won over readers of all age This is a story told through books themselves a whodunnit a coming of ager Some will find this book too gimmickythe use of a syllabus outline the visual aids the fact that the first word of the book is dad and the last word is me thus encapsulating the entire story arch the final exam But this book made me feel the way I did during a college lecture on Lolita where the professor broke down Lolita by numbers the numbers of the license plates the hotel room numbers etc They all swirled and anagrammed their way into a ridiculous formula at the end And so it turned out that not only was Nabokov churning out a literary masterpiece but a mathematical formula as well Who knew? Certainly not 21 year old Me It might be gimmicky but these sort of books are the literary euivalent of walking while chewing gum while playing the cello the authors are strange maestros of many art forms And so I've concluded that Nabokov is the silent invisible uncle of Special Topics Pessl's patron saint and not just because of the butterflies and the old professorprecocious girl pairing

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Clever deadpan Blue van Meer who has a head full of literary philosophical scientific and cinematic knowledge But she could use some friends Upon entering the elite St Gallway School she finds some a cliue of eccentrics known as the Bluebloods One drown I tried with this book I gave it 150 pages and at this moment in time I just can't get into it The constant literary allusions and pop culture references mixed with the didactic and wordy writing style kept pushing me out of the story I'd skim whole paragraphs just to find the important plot moving parts of the sentences I held out hope for this one because I chose it for book club sorry friends and it's been on my shelf for 2 years so I felt like I had to conuer it But it's only day 3 of 2017 and I don't want to start off my year forcing myself to read a book I'm not enjoying—even if that means uitting on the first book of the year Now I'm on to better reads

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Special Topics in Calamity PhysicsThe mesmerizing New York Times bestseller by the author of Night FilmMarisha Pessl’s dazzling debut sparked raves from critics and heralded the arrival of a vibrant new voice in American fiction At the center of  Special Topics in Calamity Physics is There’s a special cold black place in my heart for writers under thirty who come out of nowhere with a best selling much praised first novel for which they receive huge advances and instant fame The feeling is called jealousy deep shoulda been me jealousy that clouds my ability to judge the book itselfWhich brings us to Marisha Pessl and Special Topics in Calamity Physics Every big review I read of it was glowing and every writer under thirty I talked to said it was a piece of steaming shit but that I should totally read the novel they’re working on Turns out that my opinion falls somewhere suarely in the middleThe parts of the book that failed were the overly uirky bits and the gimmicky bits Although the narrator is characterized as smart and scholarly much of the book is over written especially during slow periods What do I mean by over written? Describing a pair of boots as being “the shape of Italy” or someone’s face being shaped like “a box of Valentines Day candy” Say the boots were shaped like boots Say the woman had a heart shaped facePessl leans hard on the simile and the metaphor in this book many times at the expense of simple straightforward description By having a complex intelligent narrator she’s trying to say “I’m doing it on purpose” but it still seems indulgent and silly and ultimately keeps us holding her world at arm’s lengthPessl also struggles with dialogue and realistic characters often I found myself thinking that high school student would never say that or that gas station attendant would never say that All of the characters tended to sound the same and think the same Sure if it was a high school student Pessl would add some “likes” and a reference to J Lo but mostly the person would sound like the voice of the narrator a voice which I am guessing is the voice of Pessl herselfBut there is some beautiful writing in the book Entire chapters were I’ll say it riveting Without exception the riveting chapters were the chapters with a lot of action in them chapters where it felt like Pessl forgot that she was a writer trying to impress people with her first novel In these chapters boots were boot shaped the language was natural and the characters got to act like themselvesThese good chapters led me to the conclusion that Pessl’s problem might be discipline She doesn’t know when to cut out the cute or overly wrought stuff yet The Writing Buddha says kill your children and Pessl time and again couldn’t manage to do that The result is a book filled with things that made the author smile dalliances and clever asides that don’t do much except make the book longer I suspect she also lacked an editor who could kill those children for herThe plot was ‘aight It was a pretty basic murder mystery formula and I guessed the end 150 pages before the end happened even though I’m not good at guessing endings It would have been much better and much fast moving if again someone author or editor had cut it down to a manageable lengthWhere does that leave us? I think Pessl’s got some talent I think that for a first novel this was an achievement On the other hand she’s got a ways to go and I hope all of the praise does not set her firmly in some of her ways Talent is something you’re born with and being born with talent is easy Now she’s got some hard work ahead of her about learning when to hold back and about learning about the human condition outside of her own privileged experiences