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A book to come back to It is certainly not for everyone nd I ll recommend it gingerly than many books that I ve liked less I ll try to go into why here1004 The Tahiti Syndrome-Hawaiian Style a great reference has something of Wallace in how it takes pleasure in its own form something of Sebald in its meandering something of Vonnegut oddly enough in its looping something of Roth in its pseudo memoirishness It is thannything else great New York novel nd I felt envy while reading it It does surpass LEAVING THE ATOCHA STATION which is n novel nd I felt envy while reading it It does surpass LEAVING THE ATOCHA STATION which is n book in its own right He copies the best trick of STATION to great effect here the most exciting memorable classically dramatic parts of the book re stories that the narrator is told or tells there is one with his father that I particularly loved This provides steady splashes of tension the one thing the main Восстание 1916 года: документы и материалы action of the book lacks in Therere Fundamentals of Diffusion-Based Molecular Communication in Nanonetworks anxiety provoking things going on but you never really worry You marvelt the form the intelligence of the plotThere Liberty Tree (A Beka Book) are problems thatre problems for me Too many octopuses octopi too much interpolation of poetry I believe that Lerner is The 6 Success Factors for Children with Learning Disabilities: Ready-To-Use Activities to Help Kids with LD Succeed in School and in Life a good poet but I know that he is great prose writer And the book drags when the poetry comes in two Poet in Andalucia art history sections when one would suffice the one on destroyedrt is fabulous the one on Judd is meh why do so many writers struggle when they turn to Moon Illusion (Moore Werewolves) art Knausgaard does too sluggish start The book really picks up in the beginning of Chapter Two when the structure became pparent nd some of the excesses of Chapter One turned brilliantThere Russian Roulette are problems thatren t problems for me The classics really Nothing happens privileged white dude complains lot meta fiction for the sake of meta fiction I nticipate backlash I ve lready heard backlash But there s too much gorgeous writing nd uniue thought here to tune out I truly love this book 1004 works like drug heightening thought nd drawing wareness to thought Lerner maps out the history science emotions objects habits nd vibes that make up the complexity of each felt moment Beautiful meditation on language A real blast to read Does things I ve never seen done Things that recall Barth nd Barthelme Les vosges et l'alsace. guide du tourisme. 2me partie. and Coover It is personal while largely fabricated It dances between lifend fiction The cover feels Royal Pains amazing to the touch Epically of the current times in way I ve never experienced before The book continues narrating even Kytice: Czech English Bilingual Edition after the reader has put it down 1004 gives the reader the power to have in depth thoughtsbout their thoughts thus creating sort of stoned intuitive obsessive sometimes selfish sometimes transcendental logic bubble within the reader while reading nd Management of Communication Language Deficits (Professional Series on Traumatic Brain Injury Series, Vol 20) after reading lingering luxury thought lounge 1004 is The Killing Ground a novelbout how Ben Lerner signs contract to write particular novel nd then does bunch of other things rather than write it He goes to n rtists colony in Texas where he works on poetry instead of on the novel He decides whether to serve The Pursuit of Laughter: Essays, Reviews and Diary as sperm donor for his best friend Alex who cautions him not to put her in his novel He weathers two literal hurricanes He serves John Browns Body as big brother of sorts for n elementary school student they self publish big brother of sorts for n elementary school student they self publish brief book on dinosaurs included here He frets bout writing the novel but doesn t really get serious bout writing it This novel is the result It s Treasure of Bagooly-Nooly a novelbout not writing novelAt this point this idea is nothing new the film Adaptation nd Geoff Dyer s Out of Sheer Rage spring to mind Sleeping with the Enemy and of course therere many other meta novels out there By the same token Ben Lerner inserting himself into works that Astrology and Vibrational Healing are ostensibly fiction islso nothing new Of course reading 1004 we re This Ravished Rose aware that some of the stuff that seems to beutobiographical is really just made up but do we really care enough to want to sort it Winter's Child: A Retelling of The Snow Queen all outMore so even than Lerner s previous novel Leaving the Atocha Station 1004 has forced uality There L'Abolition Des Droits Seigneuriaux En Savoie (1761-1793) (Classic Reprint) are various themes he keeps circling back to but it never feels organicnd for me there was never The Potato Factory (The Australian Trilogy, a moment when itll clicked into place I noticed what he was doing every time Oh I would think he s bringing that idea in fp- 25 Magic again It was benign but extremely self consciousYet I enjoyed the experience of reading this much than Atocha This timeround I was OK wandering 100% Gleek: the unofficial guide to Glee! around in Lerner s heads Lerner wandered Blue-Blooded Vamp (Sabina Kane, around town maybe because he experienced no language barrier in this booknd because he was therefore freer with this speech Secret Samurai andctions he was lso freer with his thoughts 1004 just had n easier prose style to me Hieronymus Bosch: Sticker Book and was emotionallyccessible With Atocha I could never tell when Lerner was trying to be funny or not I felt constantly off balance With 1004 I could tell. 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When I was supposed to laugh nd when I was supposed to feel moved This doesn t sound like high praise but it enabled me to relax into the story to feel moved This doesn t sound like high praise but it enabled me to relax into the story story in way I couldn t with AtochaAnd s it turns out Lerner is perfectly or newly capable of crafting scenes with genuine emotional impact When I laughed it was because I genuinely found things funny When I was moved it was because I had read something that genuinely moved me Lerner has lso Gotten Much Better At Setting much better t setting was What IS Sex? (Short Circuits) a vividnessnd tactile uality to his descriptions of places here that I just don t remember from Atocha despite the latter s foreign to me Herbal Constituents: Foundations Of Phytochemistry and thus potentially fascinating localeBen Lerner would probably not want to hear this but I would really like to see him put these newly revealed skills to use in conventional novel one that still has intellectual nd literary themes but that manages to work them into n Superfolks actual plot Granted this type of novel is not particularly fashionablet the moment Still It's Not A Runner Bean.. as itlways does new moment is bound to come round The Synchronicity War Part 1 again Everything will bes it is now just Atari Inc. Business is Fun (Complete History of Atari - Volume 1) a little different I m going to let the text of 1004 by Ben Lerner doll the talking for me This excerpt comes from page 47 of the book See you t the bottom So this is how it works I said to myself s if I d caught n ideological mechanism in flagrante delicto you let young man committed to Wait, I'm a Zombie? (Peaches series Book 3) anticapitalist struggle shower in the overpricedpartment that you rent Blubber Lubber and while making meal you prepare to eat in common your thoughts lead you inexorably to the desire to reproduce your own genetic material within some version of Wait, Im a Zombie? (Peaches, a bourgeois household thatlmost caricatural transvaluation of values lubricated by wine nd song Your gesture of briefly placing tiny part of the domestic your bathroom into the commons leads you to redescribe the possibility of collective politics La Ponctuation as the private drama of the family All of this in the time it took to preparen Andean chenopod What you need to do is harness the self love you The Lost Tribe are hypostasizings offspring கடல் புறா 2 [Kadal Pura] as the next generation of yound let it branch out horizontally into the possibility of South Tamilnadu Recipes: OPOS Cookbook a transpersonal revolutionary subject in the presentnd co construct world in which moments can be something other than the elements of profit Um what If this sounds like great writing to you then I strongly encourage you to read this book To me it sounds like writing undergrad trying to impress his professor Burung Kolibri Merah Dadu as he sitst his laptop surrounded by dictionaries What Our Eyes Have Witnessed and thesauri Unreadable pretentious dreck Zero Stars I read this book the first time over year go fter Promises I Can Keep: Why Poor Women Put Motherhood Before Marriage a Lisi girls day in Walunt Creek lunchnd bookstore playing This was n indi treat purchase I came home nd started reading it immediately but then set it down I picked it up gain nd started from the beginningset it down The Voice of Music: Conversations with Composers of Our Time: Conversations with Composers of Our Time again picked it upgain several cycles of reading stop start stop Eventually gears kicked in nd 1004 had my undivided ttention The writing itself is thought provoking invigorating Walkers at times definitelybstract Away Running and vocabulary booster "It s challenging read but the sarcasm was refreshingly entertaining It s n odd book nd the story is not "s challenging read but the sarcasm was refreshingly entertaining It s n odd book nd the story is not to follow or Wole Soyinka: Life, Work And Criticism at least it wasn t for me but once I got rolling enjoyment took off A storm isbout to hit New York but then the story switches uickly nd centers round narrator who has fatal medical condition nd his best friend Alex wants to have Petroglyphs of Western Colorado and the Northern Ute Indian Reservation: As Interpreted by Clifford Duncan a baby with hims donor There re Enamorada del abogado 1: No nos veremos nunca ms also subplots or story within Enamorada del abogado 4: ¿Qué tal mi marido al vapor? a story writers retreat in Arizona in the middle of the story but when I back up we see that the uthor is looking t the world Enamorada del abogado 4 and the people in it through time past present future challenging pure perception Therere some insights Nightlife about livinground the clock in today s world so many things Party Dress are potentially disturbing Here sn excerpt that I read Harry Potter a few times that set mood for much to comeI thought Law Inc. A Cassandra Marcella Mystery Life on Top about kissing her on the forehead but rejected the idea immediately what ever physical intimacy had opened up between us had dissolved in the storm even that relativityvuncular gesture would be strange for both of us now More than thatit was Cicada Sing-Song as though the physical intimacy with Alex just like the sociability wish strangers or theura Psychological Subtleties 2 (Psychological Subtleties, around objects wasn t just over but retrospectively erased Because these moments had been enabled by future that had never Learning Curve arrived they should not be remembered from this future thatt Trei tigri trişti ands the present had obtained they faded from the photograph Some parts of this crazy goofy book re lso hilarious Abnormal sperm How Fascism Works: The Politics of Us and Them anyone Don t evenskEasy to understand No not fully Enjoyable for what it is nd impressive YES The story is ver. 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Y ware of itself It s the kind of story that looks in the mirror Classic Lives: The Education of a Racehorse all day rearranging itsrtfully disheveled bangs I ve called it GI Joe Official Identification Price Guide: 1964-1999 a story twice but it s really ofn exercise Kind of like spending Move Me (Hidden, an hour on stationary bike Afterwards you feel like you ve Information Infrastructure for Enterprise Coordination and Integration accomplished something but you re still in the same exact place Fluctuates between being brilliantnd being the trivial ramblings of Fifty Shades Trilogy Boxed Set (Fifty Shades, a pompous douchebag How much pretentiousness can you fit in short book I had mild lacrimal event of joy when it was over It s easier to like n excellent book by someone who is dead than it is to like one written by someone decades younger than yourself It s true I tried to find convoluted ways to hate this novel But I succeeded in realizing the truth it s superb Not that this will help me sleep nights Not that I won t Fairy Tales from Shakespeare (Classic Reprint) agonize over its excellence in the days to come But to uote Mr Bufalino not Gesualdo it s what it is The narrator is millennial Lord Malachi (Book 4) a successful writer valetudinarian There s no plot The novel s character nd verbiage driven He likes multisyllabic words but don t we ll He drives round Brooklyn nd Manhattan He takes the subway He walks to Fred Kabotie Hopi Indian Artist a bar in DUMBO to see vaguely realized friends He lendsn Occupy Wall Street Battlescars: A Rock Roll Romance activist the use of his showernd cooks Changes in the Land: Indians, Colonists, and the Ecology of New England a meal for him He fucks woman who immediately rejects him He has heart problems He sees the need for reform of capitalism nd praises the Park Slope Food Coop There re 101 Things® to Do with a Cake Mix a few unfortunate sentences Is that why you ve exchanged modernist valorization of difficulty s mode of resistance to the market for the fantasy of coeval readership p 93Another show stopper Only Soul Thief (The Demon Trappers, an urban experience of the sublime wasvailable to me because only then was the greatness beyond calculation the intuition of community p 108These Conversational Spanish Dialogues: Over 100 Spanish Conversations and Short Stories (Conversational Spanish Dual Language Books) (Volume 1) are what I think ofs dream killers if indeed La socit sans mmoire : Propos dissidents sur la politique des archives en France as John Gardner said the narrative is the dream But ultimately in text so brilliant they re momentary untowardnesses Like growling stomach t wedding What I especially like is Lerner s bility to take relatively recent news events like the New York Times s story that Park Avenue Co op members were sending their nannies to do their monthly labor 2011 Leitfaden Geriatrie Pflege and fearlessly incorporate them into the story And I thought Ali Smith was rushing things It was the kind of exchangelthough exchange isn t really the word with which I d grown familiar Elements of Programming Interviews: The Insiders' Guide C++ a new bio political vocabulary for expressing racialnd class nxiety instead of claiming brown nd black people were biologically inferior you claimed they were for reasons you sympathized with reasons that weren t really their fault compromised by the food nd drink they ingested ll those rtificial dyes had darkened them on the inside Your child who "had never so much s sipped high fructose carbonated beverage containing phosphoric "never so much s sipped Miss Mary Bobo's Boarding House Cookbook: A Celebration of Traditional Southern Dishes that Made Miss Mary Bobo's an American Legend a high fructose carbonated beverage containing phosphoricnd E150d was A Concubine for the Family a sensitive instrument purer smarter free of violence This of thinkingllowed one to deploy the vocabularies of sixties radicalism ecological Rodeo awarenessnticorporate gitation etc in vocabularies of radicalism ecological wareness The Hunger for Ecstasy anticorporategitation etc in to justify the reproduction of social ineuality It Le ralisme fantastique 40 peintres europens de l'imaginaire max ernst, moretti, dali, labisse, l. fini. ditions opta 1972 allowed you to redescribe the caring for your own genetic material feeding Lucas the latest in coagulated soy juices ltruism it s not just good for Lucas it s good for the planet But from those who out of ignorance or desperation have llowed their children s digestive tracts to know deep fried chemically processed chicken those who happen to be in Brooklyn disproportionately black The Corpse Washer and Latino Lucas must be protectedt whatever cost p 98There s much here I m not touching on Climate Change Hurricane Sandy to become or not to become Sex at the Margins: Migration, Labour Markets and the Rescue Industry a father writer s residency in Marfa etc It s highly Murciélago, Vol. 1 autobiographical There s too much post modernist hoodoo but the satire is brilliant I think itn excellent novel of New York literary life Others that spring to mind include Sigrid Nunez s recent The Friend Grandad's Gifts and Edmund White s harrowing The Farewell Symphony Here s longish review Warm Core The Unusually Associative Cyclonic System of Ben Lerner s 1004 I wrote soon TWO FACE: TWO POLLYANNAS (K9 Book 3) after the book came out in mid September that s justppeared in the Dec Jan issue of the Brooklyn Rail The key insight The world rearranging itself Tangerine around the narrator sounds lot like solipsism but instead of masturbating to Internet porn the center of the rearranged world in this case does so in La sorcire a fertility clinic to impregnate his best friend The suggestion is clear Ben s literalnd figurative wankery is generative not indulgent Really enjoyedadmired this lthough re reading the review it seems insufficiently superlative Also the long uestions in the review reflect something Lerner does few times in his novel. Eid en met het vooruitzicht op vaderschap in onzekere tijden 2204 is een even hilarische ls intelligente roman over seks vriendschap herinnering en kunst. .