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Special Topics in Calamity Physics - Marisha Pessl
Special Topics in Calamity Physics
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Marisha Pessl’s dazzling debut sparked raves from critics and heralded the arrival of a vibrant new voice in American fiction. At the center of Special Topics in Calamity Physics is clever, deadpan Blue van Meer, who has a head full of literary, philosophical, scientific, and cinematic knowledge.... show more
Marisha Pessl’s dazzling debut sparked raves from critics and heralded the arrival of a vibrant new voice in American fiction. At the center of Special Topics in Calamity Physics is clever, deadpan Blue van Meer, who has a head full of literary, philosophical, scientific, and cinematic knowledge. But she could use some friends. Upon entering the elite St. Gallway School, she finds some—a clique of eccentrics known as the Bluebloods. One drowning and one hanging later, Blue finds herself puzzling out a byzantine murder mystery. Nabokov meets Donna Tartt (then invites the rest of the Western Canon to the party) in this novel—with visual aids drawn by the author—that has won over readers of all ages.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780143112129 (0143112120)
Publisher: Penguin
Pages no: 528
Edition language: English
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The English Student
The English Student rated it
4.5 Special Topics in Calamity Physics - Marisha Pessl
A library read and a re-read; the first time I read it was when we were living in Norway and my dad brought a copy back from the library. "I thought you might like it," he said, one of those uncanny times when someone gets you exactly right. Because, let's be clear, Special Topics in Calamity Phys...
my library was dukedom large enough
my library was dukedom large enough rated it
3.0 Die alltägliche Physik des Unglücks
I basically have two opinions of this book:1. ... Yes2. No.From the beginning until almost the end I was entertained but also annoyed. While I mostly liked the idea, the way of writing, the honourable mentions of approximately one quadrazillion works of literature - my dislike for Blue's father was ...
Lived in a Pretty www.livedinapretty.com/
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5.0 Special Topics in Calamity Physics by Marisha Pessl
What is that intangible thing an author provides that makes you start a book you don’t expect to like, and then you come up for air and you realize that it’s way past your bedtime? I bought this book because it was the literary gem of the season by precocious wunderkind Pessl, recently graduated fro...
Lived in a Pretty www.livedinapretty.com/
Lived in a Pretty www.livedinapretty.com/ rated it
5.0 Special Topics in Calamity Physics
What is that intangible thing an author provides that makes you start a book you don’t expect to like, and then you come up for air and you realize that it’s way past your bedtime? I bought this book because it was the literary gem of the season by precocious wunderkind Pessl, recently graduated fro...
Brick
Brick rated it
Thank goodness for Goodreads, by reading some of the extremely funny and pointed comments I was able to relieve my guilt at reading only a very small part of this book before quitting in disgust.
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