A man is severely injured in a mysterious accident, receives an outrageous sum in legal compensation, and has no idea what to do with it.Then, one night, an ordinary sight sets off a series of bizarre visions he can’t quite place.How he goes about bringing his visions to life–and what happens... show more
A man is severely injured in a mysterious accident, receives an outrageous sum in legal compensation, and has no idea what to do with it.Then, one night, an ordinary sight sets off a series of bizarre visions he can’t quite place.How he goes about bringing his visions to life–and what happens afterward–makes for one of the most riveting, complex, and unusual novels in recent memory. Remainder is about the secret world each of us harbors within, and what might happen if we were granted the power to make it real.
Publish date: February 13th 2007
Pages no: 308
Edition language: English
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Here is a nice review of Remainder by Tom McCarthy. In the review I link, there is mention/comparison to Proust's [b:In Search of Lost Time|18796|In Search of Lost Time (À la recherche du temps perdu #1-7)|Marcel Proust|http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1352231701s/18796.jpg|21467164]. Ear...
I knew nothing about this book when I started it. The less you know about it the better. It's an unusual & original book - intriguing, interesting, readable, absorbing, compelling, & with a likeable narrator. Now I have finished it I am not really sure what it was all about, however I feel very posi...
Listened to this book -- I think it would be a different experience to read.Strange, but fascinating.
My girlfriend read this book and hated it. So there are two reasons not to bother:1) I usually agree with her about this stuff, so why waste the time?2) If I read it and love it, she'll just look at me with contempt and shake her head.Sorry, Tom McCarthy. If it makes you feel any better, I decided t...
Below--blah blah blah. I started with grand ideas, and then got sick of myself (see review of Snow for some more). But there are still things I've been circling 'round saying about this book, especially since Erik finished it before me...Erik sees a book about the blurring of reality and fiction. ...
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