Colson Whitehead's The Intuitionist wowed critics and readers everywhere and marked the debut of an important American writer. This marvellously inventive, genre-bending, noir-inflected novel, set in the curious world of elevator inspection, portrays a universe parallel to our own, where matters... show more
Colson Whitehead's The Intuitionist wowed critics and readers everywhere and marked the debut of an important American writer. This marvellously inventive, genre-bending, noir-inflected novel, set in the curious world of elevator inspection, portrays a universe parallel to our own, where matters of morality, politics, and race reveal unexpected ironies.
Publish date: January 4th 2000
Pages no: 255
Edition language: English
I came to Colson Whitehead by way of zombies. Colson Whitehead, writer of award-nominated books, including National Book Critics Circle, the Los Angeles Times Fiction Award, the Pulitzer Prize, and New York Times Notable Book of the Year; contributer to the New York Times, The New Yorker, New York...
I'll hold off rating this one until I think about it a bit... there is a lot to like about it; but a lot I just didn't understand. My elevator sometimes doesn't go all the way to the top._____________Here's the thing: at another time and place, I would probably rate this a 4. However, in this cur...
I wanted to enjoy this book, all of the reviews I've read said I should, but after slogging through two discs and constantly having to back track because my mind had drifted away I'm calling it quits. It's about an elevator inspector, political ambitions, discrimination and it's also a mystery but ...
I can't believe this is Colson Whitehead's first novel. The cover (at least in the paperback version) compares the book to Ralph Ellison’s The Invisible Man. With an eyeroll, I wrote off that bit of marketing as foolish. Why bait readers with heights that can’t be reached? I mean, Ralph Ellison? You...
Lila Mae is the first female black elevator inspector in a world which may be ours or may be a few steps sideways; the elevator inspectors' union is embroiled in an ideological conflict between the Empiricists and the Intuitionists, and in the meantime the secret desires of elevators and of modernis...
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