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Dept. of Speculation - Jenny Offill
Dept. of Speculation
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Jenny Offill,Hardcover, English-language edition,Pub by Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group on 01-28-2014
Jenny Offill,Hardcover, English-language edition,Pub by Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group on 01-28-2014
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780385350815 (0385350813)
Publisher: Knopf
Pages no: 176
Edition language: English
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Yvette - Bookworlder
Yvette - Bookworlder rated it
5.0 Review: Dept. of Speculation by Jenny Offill
I just spent the last hour and thirty four minutes reading the entirety of a novel that left me unsettled, sad, and impressed. The text is primarily made up of short paragraphs, thoughts really, that include references and quotes and are somewhat a stream of consciousness but taking a form that is...
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4.0 Dept. of Speculation
Dept. of Speculation by Jenny Offill is a short novel that provides glimpses that, taken together, form a life. It is the story of a marriage through its ups and down as seen through the eyes of “the wife” - no name, just the wife. The book has a unique writing style that settles into a lyrical rhyt...
Mariana
Mariana rated it
Heartbreaking and too familiar. I am very sad after reading this, even if the ending wasn't a breakup. :(
teaandbooks
teaandbooks rated it
2.0 It started off really well, and then...eh.
This is a highly unusual book with a very different writing style. Written in short paragraphs and sentences, with little description of what the characters look like the book dragged me in with its sparse usage of words. Like other reviews, there were some fantastic passages and sentences. But I ...
catpdx
catpdx rated it
3.0 Dept. of Speculation
Two stars for the first half, four stars for the second, so I'll go with three overall. I was deeply ambivalent about the first 50 pages or so but found the second half to be genuinely moving.
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