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Special Topics in Calamity Physics Read & Download ↠ 104 ½ ❮Reading❯ ➻ Special Topics in Calamity Physics ➳ Author Marisha Pessl – Insolpro.co.uk Special Topics in Calamity Physics is a darkly hilarious coming of age novel and a richly plotted suspense tale told through the distinctive voiSpecial Topics in Calamity PDFEPUB #236 in Calamity Physics is a darkly hilarious coming of age novel and a richly plotted suspense tale told through the distinctive Special Topics Epubvoice of its heroine Blue van Meer After a childhood moving from one academic outpost to another with her father a man prone to Topics in. Donna Tartt wrote a splendid book called The Secret History which both celebrated and skewered hyper intellectualism as well as explored the process of interacting with a text and the pleasures of narrative devices This book follows roughly the same storyline and incidentally the storyline of Daniel Handler's The Basic Eight down to the study uestions at the end except there's absolutely no reason for the precious chapter titles and the annotated references they have no bearing on the story itself and the general effect is talking with someone who's read a lot of books and hasn't understood a damn one of themThe irritating dialogue is reminiscent of chick lit than of anything spoken in real life or in the realm of drama and the narrator is utterly divorced from the grand intellectual she is supposed to be again see The Secret History for an excellent depiction of young scholars No one has any sort of believable emotional reaction to anything because no one has any discernable personality traits Charles Camilla and Frances wander over from Tartt's novel to halfheartedly play roles as Charles Leulah really and Nigel and then get bored and leave after the story inexplicably becomes a murder mystery The only possible killer is so obviously telegraphed from early on that all of Blue's supermarket paperback mystery sleuthing is enragingly tiresome Also there's some sort of limp romantic subplot that I guess we're supposed to care aboutSo where The Secret History is a brilliant story of the delights and dangers of text and narrative and a wrenching depiction of a classical sort of madnesss Special Topics in Calamity Physics is the same book shat out and frosted with irritatingly perky metaphors and the worst dialogue I've seen outside of a Harleuin pulper If you want to read this book and aren't a fan of Donna Tartt just read The Basic Eight which is shorter and entertaining

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A charismatic group of friends and their captivating teacher Hannah Schneider But when the drowning of one of Hannah's friends and the shocking death of Hannah herself lead to a confluence of mysteries Blue is left to make sense of it all with only her gimlet eyed instincts and cultural references to guide or misguide her. This is a story told through books themselves a whodunnit a coming of ager Some will find this book too gimmickythe use of a syllabus outline the visual aids the fact that the first word of the book is dad and the last word is me thus encapsulating the entire story arch the final exam But this book made me feel the way I did during a college lecture on Lolita where the professor broke down Lolita by numbers the numbers of the license plates the hotel room numbers etc They all swirled and anagrammed their way into a ridiculous formula at the end And so it turned out that not only was Nabokov churning out a literary masterpiece but a mathematical formula as well Who knew Certainly not 21 year old Me It might be gimmicky but these sort of books are the literary euivalent of walking while chewing gum while playing the cello the authors are strange maestros of many art forms And so I've concluded that Nabokov is the silent invisible uncle of Special Topics Pessl's patron saint and not just because of the butterflies and the old professorprecocious girl pairing

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Special Topics in Calamity PhysicsCalamity ePUB #10003 aphorisms and meteoric affairs Blue is clever deadpan and possessed of a vast lexicon of literary political philosophical and scientific knowledge and is uite the cineaste to boot In her final year of high school at the elite and unusual St Gallway School in Stockton North Carolina Blue falls in with. I've read other reviews and I believe the negative reviews have been written by people who didn't take time to really read the book and follow it all the way through It would be easy to do It's not a book you can speed read See Ulysses by James Joyce Sometimes I'll tear through a good book in a couple of days But there is so much in this book that you have to take your time to really comprehend it and get the good stuff out of it Marisha's writing techniue is totally uniue with her hundreds of references to great works of fiction movie stars reference books and other explanations of behavior I laughed and enjoyed perhaps 60 percent of these and whipped through some of them not uite following but knowing they'd be worth studying if I were retired and had time Basically this is a coming of age story The main character Blue has been raised by an intellectual professor who is always on the move dragging her around the country to different jobs with different universities Her mother died when she was very young so her only deep relatinship is with her father And it is a very touching and loving relationship She becomes his Mini Me in many ways They land for her senior year in a very high end private school and as she is maturing and pulled into a group of cool kids by a very interesting and eccentric female teacher her life starts to change as she tries to become a cool teenager to date and party to become than a smart but nerdy professor's perfect little daughter As all of this happens she starts to realize that her father has a few flaws has been having flings with women and treating them poorly that he has lied about some of his meetings with other professors and that there may be some kind of secret second life going on There is murder disappearances first sexual experiences shyness embarassing moments of being young and tongue tied in front of a class but than anything there is the touching love of a young girl for her father and then how she deals with some unexpected heart wrenching blows to her life Throughout the book there were dozens and dozens of laugh out loud moments excellent insights into relationships and the little things that make us tick And even though much of the book was somewhat tongue in cheek the main themes came through to me loud and clear and when I finally finished up after re reading the introduction a must unless you have a photographic memory I put the book down sad that I was finished and hoping that there will be some kind of follow up