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Speedboat - Renata Adler
Speedboat
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3.86 35
Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780060971434 (0060971436)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Pages no: 192
Edition language: English
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M Sarki
M Sarki rated it
http://msarki.tumblr.com/post/59034793406/speedboat-by-renata-adler"In any group of two or more, it seems, somebody is on trial."__Renata Adler from the novel SpeedboatNobody ever said the poet/essayist/novelist/short story writer Jim Harrison was anything but a very smart man, charming when not dru...
notyourmonkey
notyourmonkey rated it
3.0 Speedboat
I...suspect I am moving past my experimental structure novel days. There are moments of twisting beauty in the words, and I admire Adler's ability to layer innocuousnesses and slam on a finishing line to throw it all in sharp relief, but, man. I really love plot. And characters. And I had a hard tim...
AC
AC rated it
Interesting... a period piece. For a book, though, whose main raison d'être is to be essentially modern, what happens when that particular moment of modernity passes...? On the other hand, NYC 1971 is something I can dig... I was there. Still... Renata Adler in 1970 was relentlessly gorgeous. I stil...
What I Happen to Be Reading At the Moment
What I Happen to Be Reading At the Moment rated it
5.0
Renata Adler is so far my favorite discovery in 20th century American fiction this year. Adler's debut novel from 1976, Speedboat captures the episodic and loosely connected ideas that run through the mind of Jen Fain, a reporter. Fain's world ranges from the company of Fulbright scholars, flying le...
proustitute
proustitute rated it
5.0 Speedboat (Nyrb Classics)
Review published in 3:AM Magazine: http://www.3ammagazine.com/3am/century-of-dislocation/Do I need to stylize it, then, or can I tell it as it was?… Is that where it begins? I don’t know. I don’t know where it begins. It is where I am.These lines, from the opening pages of Renata Adler’s second nove...
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