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The Mezzanine - Nicholson Baker
The Mezzanine
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Although most of the action of The Mezzanine occurs on the escalator of an office building, where its narrator is returning to work after buying shoelaces, this startlingly inventive and witty novel takes us farther than most fiction written today. It lends to milk cartons the associative... show more
Although most of the action of The Mezzanine occurs on the escalator of an office building, where its narrator is returning to work after buying shoelaces, this startlingly inventive and witty novel takes us farther than most fiction written today. It lends to milk cartons the associative richness of Marcel Proust's madeleines. It names the eight most significant advances
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Format: Paperback
Publisher: Vintage Contemporaries
Pages no: 135
Edition language: English
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DES
DES rated it
This minute observation has autistic elements in it that made it for me very hard to read. Intellectually a great piece, not necessarily enjoyable for me.
Raging Biblioholism
Raging Biblioholism rated it
3.0 The Mezzanine
This is one of those times that I'd kill to have a half-star ability on Goodreads - because this is solidly a 3.5 star book. It's an interesting curiosity of a piece but also nothing that is spectacular or revelatory. It's in the vein of Woolf's stream-of-consciousness but a bit more ho-hum, a bit...
Barrita
Barrita rated it
Cuando estoy en riesgo de aburrirme, juego un juego: Pensar algo, luego pensar acerca de lo primero que me venga a la mente con ese algo y así hasta que me canse. Y luego de vuelta hasta volver al algo original.Este libro es algo así. Un hombre subiendo unas escaleras eléctricas y pensando en algo, ...
MEslaymaker
MEslaymaker rated it
Did not like this as much as The Anthologist, in part because it required reading voluminous footnotes in small print, which drives me almost as crazy as voluminous italics, but mostly because the narrative voice did not capture my ear like The Anthologist did. The entire book concerns the "reapprai...
MEslaymaker
MEslaymaker rated it
Did not like this as much as The Anthologist, in part because it required reading voluminous footnotes in small print, which drives me almost as crazy as voluminous italics, but mostly because the narrative voice did not capture my ear like The Anthologist did. The entire book concerns the "reapprai...
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