Publish date: March 1st 2011
Publisher: No Exit
Edition language: English
, Book Club
, Adult Fiction
, African American
, Magical Realism
“Big Machine” engaged me in ways few books have. In a delightful paradox the end left me satisfied yet full of questions. It’s a weird story, for sure. It reminds me a little of Haruki Murakami’s “Kafka on the Shore” and not only because libraries are central to both stories or that both narrators m...
I will be reading more by Mr. LaValle!!!
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...
My review at Raging Biblioholism: http://t.co/E0dsNPc
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...