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Big Machine - Victor LaValle
Big Machine
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Ricky Rice is a middling hustler with a lingering junk habit, a bum knee, and a haunted mind. A survivor of a suicide cult, he scrapes by as a porter at a bus depot in Utica, New York, until one day a mysterious letter arrives, summoning him to enlist in a band of paranormal investigators... show more
Ricky Rice is a middling hustler with a lingering junk habit, a bum knee, and a haunted mind. A survivor of a suicide cult, he scrapes by as a porter at a bus depot in Utica, New York, until one day a mysterious letter arrives, summoning him to enlist in a band of paranormal investigators comprised of former addicts and petty criminals, all of whom had at some point in their wasted lives heard what may have been the voice of God.Infused with the wonder of a disquieting dream and laced with Victor LaValle’s fiendish comic sensibility, Big Machine is a mind-rattling mystery about doubt, faith, and the monsters we carry within us.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780385527996 (0385527993)
ASIN: 385527993
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
Pages no: 370
Edition language: English
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Gregor Xane
Gregor Xane rated it
4.0 Big Machine: A Novel
I will be reading more by Mr. LaValle!!!
Uncertain, Fugitive, Half-fabulous
Uncertain, Fugitive, Half-fabulous rated it
5.0
I heard, somewhere, that the film rights for this book were optioned. I think that a movie of Big Machine could be great, but if it ever happens it probably won't be. This is mostly because it would be so easy to turn this story into a real run-of-the-mill supernatural thriller. (Another reason is t...
Raging Biblioholism
Raging Biblioholism rated it
3.0 Big Machine
My review at Raging Biblioholism: http://t.co/E0dsNPc
Another fine mess
Another fine mess rated it
5.0
I loved this book. I was tempted by my all-caps key, to talk about LOVE, but I've been tossing around rave reviews so frequently I worry that the caps will further undermine my authority, make me seem all squishy and pliable, a cheap date, an easy mark. I'm not, I swear! LaValle earns it, baby.La...
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