The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards
"F. Scott Fitzgerald meets Wes Anderson" (The Village Voice) in this inventive and witty debut about a young man’s quest to become a writer and the misadventures in life and love that take him around the globe As early as he can remember, the narrator of this remarkable novel has wanted to... show more
"F. Scott Fitzgerald meets Wes Anderson" (The Village Voice) in this inventive and witty debut about a young man’s quest to become a writer and the misadventures in life and love that take him around the globe As early as he can remember, the narrator of this remarkable novel has wanted to become a writer. From the jazz clubs of Manhattan to the villages of Sri Lanka, Kristopher Jansma’s hopelessly unreliableyet hopelessly earnestnarrator will be haunted by the success of his greatest friend and literary rival, the brilliant Julian McGann, and endlessly enamored with Evelyn, the green-eyed girl who got away. A profound exploration of the nature of truth and storytelling, this delightful picaresque tale heralds Jansma as a bold, new American voice.
Publish date: February 25th 2014
Pages no: 272
Edition language: English
, Book Club
, Adult Fiction
, Books About Books
, Literary Fiction
, Short Stories
This is such a very difficult book to review, as to give away too much of the plot, or say too much about the characters would ruin the reading experience of those yet to read it.Each chapter starts with a quote from a famous author about the art of writing, the art of creating fiction or just lying...
“Tell all the truth but tell it slant.”That quote from Emily Dickinson is the driving force behind this masterful, creative, spectacular debut novel from Kristopher Jansma, and he never lets you forget that, even for a second. It’s divided into two halves: What Was Lost and What Was Found, each of w...
I received an advance copy through Goodreads First Reads.Ok, maybe I'm missing something here that everyone else got, but this book completely missed the mark for me. The premise is certainly interesting: a series of short stories, and even stories within stories, centered around three main characte...
Highly enjoyable. My full review is here: http://mwgerard.com/review-the-unchangeable-spots-of-leopards-by-kristopher-jansma/
I received a copy of this book free through Goodreads first Reads.I work at a Senior/Youth center and donate all print books I win in giveaways to the library. I hope I get a chance to check this one out in the near future!!!