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Special Topics in Calamity Physics Free download ↠ 5 ☆ [Reading] ➶ Special Topics in Calamity Physics By Marisha Pessl – Johns-cycling-diary.co.uk Special Topics in Calamity Physics is a darkly hilarious coming of age novel and a richly plotted suspense tale told through the distinctive voice of its heroine Blue In Calamity PDF #202 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 really wanted to like this bookBut it’s a train wreck The literary carnage is so grotesue and horrifying you can’t help but look read And I promise you just take my word for it that metaphor is better than most that Pessl uses in this debut novel of hersDespite what Bayard says it’s amazing what happens when you stop talking about a text and actually interact with it I’ll tell you what happens disappointment Utter utter disappointmentFor all intents and purposes the book doesn’t even start until the second half when a certain major character is found dead by the narratorprotagonist As readers we learn about the death with the first line of Chapter #1 “Before I tell you about Hannah Schneider’s death I’ll tell you about my mother’s” So essentially the first half of the book amounts to literary blue balls in which Pessl torments us with bad writing and we writhe in agony praying for releaseIt is a common formula to take the wit and wisdom of an adult and transplant it into an adolescent from Catcher in the Rye to Juno Pessl brings this trite techniue to a new low Unlike the social relevance and humor of Diablo Cody or the sparse unfathomable brilliance of Salinger Pessl just writes with broad strokes and clunky rhetorical devices Her writing is hyperbolic and extreme She seems to pride herself on regurgitating endless references and allusions but I would prefer that instead of describing someone as having “the air of a Chateau Marmont bungalow about her” she just describe the damn person Do some real work MarishaAnd oh how Marisha Pessl loves similes and metaphors She and Augusten Burroughs should get together and have some kind of simiphor off Sample Pessl snippet“Charles and his friends looked forward to the hours at her house much in the way New York City’s celery thin heiresses and beetroot B picture lotharios looked forward to noserubbing at the Stork Club certain sweaty Saturday nights in 1943 see Forget About El Morocco The Xanadu of the New York Elite the Stork Club 1929 1965 Riser 1981I have two problems with this kind of writing1 I don’t know the way New York City’s celery thin heiresses and beetroot B picture lotharios looked forward to noserubbing at the Stork Club certain sweaty Saturday nights in 1943 So this metaphor is completely useless to me Why can’t Charles and his friends just look forward to the hours at her house2 The damn parenthetical references They’re throughout the entire book It’s probably supposed to help clear up my first problem with this passage but it only serves to remove me from the story in two really stupid ways 1 I stop reading and go look it up or 2 Since I’m reading a book about a high school senior who can’t possibly know all of the books and references in parentheses I can only assume this is Marisha Pessl being an annoying smartass with this kind of crappy Authorial IntrusionThere’s also “Visual Aids” throughout the book Drawings by the author Really annoying Really stupid Absolutely unnecessaryAt one point there is a blubbery Mercedes If anyone can send me a picture of a “blubbery” Mercedes Authwhore will award you with a free book that is better than Special Topics in Calamity PhysicsAt one point people say their names “with paint by numbers politeness” This is a problem because paint by numbers are not polite They can be tacky painstaking time consuming fun childish whimsical or any number of other things but I don’t think that there is anything polite about paint by numbers and certainly nothing polite about a writer using such poorly chosen imagery with reckless abandon and intending people read 514 pages of itAt one point “he either stared at the kid as if he were a Price is Right rerun barely blinking or replied in his molasses accent ‘Nunna ya goddamn business’” How do you stare

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Special Topics in Calamity Physics is in Calamity PDF #180 a darkly hilarious coming of age novel and a richly plotted suspense tale told through the distinctive Special Topics PDFEPUB or voice of its heroine Blue van Meer After a childhood moving from one academic outpost to another with her father a man prone to Topics. Donna Tartt wrote a splendid book called The Secret History which both celebrated and skewered hyper intellectualism as well as explored the process of interacting with a text and the pleasures of narrative devices This book follows roughly the same storyline and incidentally the storyline of Daniel Handler's The Basic Eight down to the study uestions at the end except there's absolutely no reason for the precious chapter titles and the annotated references they have no bearing on the story itself and the general effect is talking with someone who's read a lot of books and hasn't understood a damn one of themThe irritating dialogue is reminiscent of chick lit than of anything spoken in real life or in the realm of drama and the narrator is utterly divorced from the grand intellectual she is supposed to be again see The Secret History for an excellent depiction of young scholars No one has any sort of believable emotional reaction to anything because no one has any discernable personality traits Charles Camilla and Frances wander over from Tartt's novel to halfheartedly play roles as Charles Leulah really and Nigel and then get bored and leave after the story inexplicably becomes a murder mystery The only possible killer is so obviously telegraphed from early on that all of Blue's supermarket paperback mystery sleuthing is enragingly tiresome Also there's some sort of limp romantic subplot that I guess we're supposed to care aboutSo where The Secret History is a brilliant story of the delights and dangers of text and narrative and a wrenching depiction of a classical sort of madnesss Special Topics in Calamity Physics is the same book shat out and frosted with irritatingly perky metaphors and the worst dialogue I've seen outside of a Harleuin pulper If you want to read this book and aren't a fan of Donna Tartt just read The Basic Eight which is shorter and entertaining

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Special Topics in Calamity PhysicsA 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. 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