A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius

A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius

author: Dave Eggers

name: Steev

average rating: 3.68

book published: 2000

rating: 5

read at: 2012/11/19

date added: 2012/11/19

shelves: fun, spirit-self, own-it

This book actually IS heartbreaking, and actually is a work of genius, though perhaps not staggering genius. Anyway, I could go on and on but I won't. It's just really really good. I should have read it much sooner. It's way better than I ever thought it would be, and in fact I think the title is what threw me off and made me wait 12 years to get to it. Most commendable is that Eggers, in a way similar and almost as well as DFW, perfectly captures the way the (post) modern, youngish, neurotic, superintelligent, self-aware-to-a-fault mind sounds to itself as it goes about its desperate days, restless, chaotic, unable to stop its ceaseless flopping and fluttering about.