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The Broom of the System

The Broom of the System

author: David Foster Wallace

name: Steev

average rating: 3.60

book published: 1987

rating: 5

read at: 2013/01/04

date added: 2013/01/04

shelves: fun, novels, own-it

review:
This is an excellent novel, especially considering that it's DFW's first novel, written when he was what, like 24 or something? It's interesting to see some of the same general features and issues that he put in Infinite Jest. A sort of comedic and surreal science fictionalism; a large wasteland off on the fringes of the narrative; a dysfunctional powerful family; a structure that allows for lots of asides and loosely connected but also sort of independent stories and ideas. It's just pretty goshdarned great.

Modem Times 2.0

Modem Times 2.0

author: Michael Moorcock

name: Steev

average rating: 3.50

book published: 2011

rating: 3

read at: 2012/02/02

date added: 2012/02/02

shelves: fun, novels, own-it

Modem Times 2.0

Modem Times 2.0

author: Michael Moorcock

name: Steev

average rating: 3.50

book published: 2011

rating: 3

read at: 2012/02/02

date added: 2012/02/02

shelves: fun, novels, own-it

The Fortress Of Solitude

The Fortress Of Solitude

author: Jonathan Lethem

name: Steev

average rating: 3.87

book published: 2003

rating: 5

read at: 2009/12/28

date added: 2009/12/29

shelves: fun, novels, own-it

How I Became a Famous Novelist

How I Became a Famous Novelist

author: Steve Hely

name: Steev

average rating: 3.69

book published: 2009

rating: 4

read at: 2010/11/21

date added: 2010/11/21

shelves: fun, novels, own-it

Absurdistan

Absurdistan

author: Gary Shteyngart

name: Steev

average rating: 3.24

book published: 2006

rating: 4

read at: 2011/09/16

date added: 2011/09/16

shelves: fun, novels, own-it

Absurdistan

Absurdistan

author: Gary Shteyngart

name: Steev

average rating: 3.23

book published: 2006

rating: 4

read at: 2011/09/16

date added: 2011/09/16

shelves: fun, novels, own-it

Apathy and Other Small Victories

Apathy and Other Small Victories

author: Paul Neilan

name: Steev

average rating: 3.79

book published: 2006

rating: 5

read at: 2011/06/23

date added: 2011/06/23

shelves: fun, novels, own-it

Singularity Sky (Eschaton, #1)

Singularity Sky (Eschaton, #1)

author: Charles Stross

name: Steev

average rating: 3.63

book published: 2003

rating: 3

read at: 2011/05/10

date added: 2011/05/10

shelves: fun, novels, own-it

Hell

Hell

author: Robert Olen Butler

name: Steev

average rating: 3.30

book published: 2009

rating: 5

read at: 2011/05/03

date added: 2011/05/03

shelves: fun, novels, own-it

review:
Super entertaining but also full of interesting ideas about human-ness, and life, afterlife, suffering, love, free will, and other lofty things. A wise book disguised as goofball comedy.

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