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The Flamethrowers - Rachel Kushner
The Flamethrowers
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3.00 5
Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781846557927 (1846557925)
Publisher: Harvill Secker
Pages no: 400
Edition language: English
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Words, Words, Words
Words, Words, Words rated it
4.5 Actually, "the Flamethrowers" seems appropriate here
The Flamethrowers is a shape-shifter, a slinking fire-lizard, spectacular and formless. It's lines are curving, colorful and deceptive, you can't tell where it is going and I wouldn't care to anyway. I assume it was my own fault that this book was so far to the limits of my radar but Rachel Kushner ...
so many books, so little time
so many books, so little time rated it
0.0 The Flamethrowers
Rating deleted. I can't in good conscience keep ratings for books by any of the 204 writers who signed the letter protesting the award for courage PEN gave to Charlie Hebdo. Such willful obtuseness by writers, of all people, toward freedom of expression is very troubling and sad.
Mark Books
Mark Books rated it
3.0 The Flamethrowers: A Novel
Speed, motorcycles and the New York art scene during the 1970s combine with leftist revolutionaries in Italy in Kushner's novel, making for a pleasurable immersion into another era full of fascinating characters. More here.
Stacia's books
Stacia's books rated it
Nominated for the 2013 National Book Award for Fiction (US). An arresting cover, a story that starts with 1970s speed records & racing, yet has a curious, but gorgeous effect of catching small moments in timeā€¦ zoomed in but stretched out, each scene a clear, magnified vision seen as if you are float...
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2.0 The Flamethrowers
Well, I have been reading this book for some time now, and still haven't managed to make my way though it. It is tedious and rambling. The idea of this book turns out to be much more interesting than the actual book itself. I was looking forward to reading about the New York art scene in the late se...
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