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Look at Me - Jennifer Egan
Look at Me
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At the start of this edgy and ambitiously multilayered novel, a fashion model named Charlotte Swenson emerges from a car accident in her Illinois hometown with her face so badly shattered that it takes eighty titanium screws to reassemble it. She returns to New York still beautiful but oddly... show more
At the start of this edgy and ambitiously multilayered novel, a fashion model named Charlotte Swenson emerges from a car accident in her Illinois hometown with her face so badly shattered that it takes eighty titanium screws to reassemble it. She returns to New York still beautiful but oddly unrecognizable, a virtual stranger in the world she once effortlessly occupied.With the surreal authority of a David Lynch, Jennifer Egan threads Charlotte’s narrative with those of other casualties of our infatuation with the image. There’s a deceptively plain teenaged girl embarking on a dangerous secret life, an alcoholic private eye, and an enigmatic stranger who changes names and accents as he prepares an apocalyptic blow against American society. As these narratives inexorably converge, Look at Me becomes a coolly mesmerizing intellectual thriller of identity and imposture.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780385721356 (0385721358)
Publisher: Anchor
Pages no: 544
Edition language: English
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Jenny's Book Bag
Jenny's Book Bag rated it
4.0 Look at Me
4 stars, but borrow it.
Jenny's Book Bag
Jenny's Book Bag rated it
4.0 Look at Me
4 stars, but borrow it.
nouveau
nouveau rated it
4.0 Look at Me: A Novel
solid, high-level literary fiction concerning the adventures of a 35-year-old Manhattan model past her peak and who has suffered a car accident altering her features. like the later (2010) [b:Visit from the Goon Squad|7331435|A Visit from the Goon Squad|Jennifer Egan|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/135...
Raging Biblioholism
Raging Biblioholism rated it
4.0 Look at Me
It's almost impossible to read this book with any sort of objective eye in the year 2013. It was written in the six years leading up to 2001 and released a week after 9/11. To've read it in, say, August 2001 - that would be the ideal. Because it isn't just the 9/11 thing that is prescient but rat...
Jessica (HDB)
Jessica (HDB) rated it
3.0 Look at Me
It's hard to truly describe my feelings about this book. It's not that Jennifer Egan isn't an excellent writer. Quite the opposite actually, she's very good at creating characters with depth and breadth. The problem, for me, was in the writing. This is a massively over-written book. Points that coul...
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