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Only Revolutions - Mark Z. Danielewski
Only Revolutions
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Sam:They were with us before Romeo & Juliet. And long after too. Because they’re forever around. Or so both claim, carolling gleefully:We’re allways sixteen.Sam & Hailey, powered by an ever-rotating fleet of cars, from Model T to Lincoln Continental, career from the Civil War to the Cold War,... show more
Sam:They were with us before Romeo & Juliet. And long after too. Because they’re forever around. Or so both claim, carolling gleefully:We’re allways sixteen.Sam & Hailey, powered by an ever-rotating fleet of cars, from Model T to Lincoln Continental, career from the Civil War to the Cold War, barrelling down through the Appalachians, up the Mississippi River, across the Badlands, finally cutting a nation in half as they try to outrace History itself.By turns beguiling and gripping, finally worldwrecking, Only Revolutions is unlike anything ever published before, a remarkable feat of heart and intellect, moving us with the journey of two kids, perpetually of summer, perpetually sixteen, who give up everything except each other.Hailey:They were with us before Tristan & Isolde. And long after too. Because they’re forever around. Or so both claim, gleefully carolling:We’re allways sixteen.Hailey & Sam, powered by an ever-rotating fleet of cars, from Shelby Mustang to Sumover Linx, careen from the Civil Rights Movement to the Iraq War, tearing down to New Orleans, up the Mississippi River, across Montana, finally cutting a nation in half as they try to outrace History itself.By turns enticing and exhilarating, finally breathtaking, Only Revolutions is unlike anything ever conceived before, a remarkable feat of heart and intellect, moving us with the journey of two kids, perpetually of summer, perpetually sixteen, who give up everything except each other.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780375421761 (0375421769)
Publisher: Pantheon
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
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WorldInColour
WorldInColour rated it
Zero stars. Yeah, you got that right. Zero.I must start off by admitting I haven't read the book in its entirety. However, considering I'll never get any further than I already have, I might as well write my review right now.I do not mind putting in a little effort when reading a book. Danielewski's...
aaronbfrancis
aaronbfrancis rated it
2.0 Only Revolutions
This should have been a short story. As a 360 (har har) page novel, it was painfully redundant. Not just because it's essentially the same 180-page story told twice from two hardly-differing perspectives, but because both narratives keep cycling over the same thing. Sure, maybe that all works with t...
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