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Special Topics in Calamity PhysicsCalamity ePUB #10003 aphorisms and meteoric affairs Blue is clever deadpan and possessed of a vast lexicon of literary political philosophical and scientific knowledge and is uite the cineaste to boot In her final year of high school at the elite and unusual St Gallway School in Stockton North Carolina Blue falls in with. 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 Physics Characters ✓ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ ❮Reading❯ ➻ Special Topics in Calamity Physics ➳ Author Marisha Pessl – Insolpro.co.uk Special Topics in Calamity Physics is a darkly hilarious coming of age novel and a richly plotted suspense A charismatic group of friends and their captivating teacher Hannah Schneider But when the drowning of one of Hannah's friends and the shocking death of Hannah herself lead to a confluence of mysteries Blue is left to make sense of it all with only her gimlet eyed instincts and cultural references to guide or misguide her. Let me start by saying that I did like this book I did Ms Pessl is probably too smart for her own good but that's never stopped me before That said as with most over intelectualized writings I had trouble getting close to her to her work There's such a lot of time spent obfuscating demonstrating how clever she is developing stacked metaphors and allusions that the story is difficult to get lost in You are constantly reminded that you are reading a novel by a very smart young lady And while some of the characters are extensively developed Hannah Jade Blue's father most of the others including our heroine Blue remain very flat She most of all has so little emotion that it's difficult to believe her on the few occasions when she freaks out; when she cries or yells you wonder Where did that come fromAlso some of my friends have complained rightly that the last fifty ish pages seem to belong to a completely different book that everything changes drastically right at the end without ample warning Which true true Although I guess that didn't bother me so much because of course once it switches you can go Oh so that's why that happened and that and that But still I guess it was a little hard to swallowIn any case the book is definitely compelling interesting imaginative original etc etc etc And really it's only her first book so she's got lots of time to improve I'll read her next one for sure

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Special Topics in Calamity Physics is in Calamity PDFEPUB #236 a darkly hilarious coming of age novel and a richly plotted suspense tale told through the distinctive Special Topics Epubvoice of its heroine Blue van Meer After a childhood moving from one academic outpost to another with her father a man prone to Topics in. 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