Genius. I could take this book and start a school. The lessons apply to all fields and I like learning about the dance world. The exercises challenged me to the core and upset me sometimes but in a good way.
Serious but fun how is that possible? What is behind the curtain? Perhaps someone should write a precursor story to this.
The narrator sounds like Mr Benedict, he has a slight lisp whichannoyed me at first until I got it then well, then I got it.
I enjoyed the story and the waiting room. Parts are a little messy but overall a good listen.
One thing, the kid with the bucket, I just don't buy it.
Read after Penumbras bookstore. If you feel like it's too short then that is the sign of a good book not bad writing (in this case).
It exists and makes perfect sense within the paper walls and inside imagination. Parts are brutal and others poetic. The ending is.
When you think you share traits with a protagonist you know a book is doing it's job well.
Doctorow nowness mixed with Young adult fiction make for a strange mix.
You can smell the pure research that has gone into this and despite the cringe worthy fantasy references, the authenticity of ideas and timing of events is fast enough to blur the rough edges.
The narrator is spot on, voicing a middle aged southern woman and young sexy coder with equal ease.
What can be said about this book that hasn't already. I think listening to compared to reading would far better as it gets tedious in points. It's a tedious by design however which makes the story brilliant.
Check out Night Vale, it's a free podcast (sorry Audible) which plays with the same kind of weird but normal world Kafka masters.
It smashed my mind. The end is a bitty too long and messy but that's ok. I hope they never make a movie of this because to be a good movie it would have to sit next to clock work orange which isn't going to happen which means stuff is going to get cut out to dumb it down for the masses. A pivotal book.
I use it to put me to sleep at night. A good narration but the story is not interesting for me.
This book is iconic and cuts to the core.
The moments of inhuman cruelty. Obvious poetic skill and ease of description of environments.
No but I was impressed by her skill although to be fair most of the story is in the first person so relatively easy compared to other stories. Her voice is well suited to the main character.
I don't think this story is about the characters really, it's more about the situation.
The story reminds me of a story called "Blindness" by José Saramago. Blindness is a more rounded story with points of joy and hope unlike this story which is mostly bleak and overly realistic.
I skipped the last section as it was too academic to be interesting, more like an extended footnote.
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