[EBOOK FREE] (War of the Encyclopaedists) by Christopher Robinson

  • Hardcover
  • 435
  • War of the Encyclopaedists
  • Christopher Robinson
  • English
  • 10 May 2020
  • 9781476775425

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War of the Encyclopaedists Summary î PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free In a superb rare literary collaboration two major new talents join their voices to tell the story of a generation at a crossroads and a friendship that stretches over continents and crises from the liberal arena of Boston academia to the military occupation of Ira in this ambitious and electrifying debut novelOn a summer night in the arty enclave of Capitol Hill Seattle best friends Mickey Montauk and Halifax Corderoy throw one last blowout party before their lives part ways At twenty three they had planned to move together to Boston for graduate school but global events have intervened Montauk has just learned that his National Guard unit will deploy to Baghdad at the end of the summer In the confusion of. In this postmodern satire two Seattle hipsters must face reality when one of them leaves to fight in the Ira War Halifax Corderoy and Mickey Montauk mark the summer of 2004 by hosting one their infamous themed parties as The Encyclopaedists It s the end of an era for these drug loving pals Mickey a National Guardsman has been called to duty in Ira and Hal heads to graduate school in Boston From now on they keep in touch by updating their pretentious Encyclopaedists Wikipedia article an armour of formal diction and analytical calm While Hal applies literary criticism to Star Wars and tries to make amends to his ex girlfriend Mani Mickey is in life and death situations looking for car bombs and overseeing local elections A search for his translator s murderer descends into farce and things get complicated when Hal s flatmate Tricia turns up as an independent journalistLike in A Visit from the Goon Suad the text is interspersed with diagrams documents and screenshots Children of the 1980s 90s especially will recognise the many wry period references The graduate school segments recall The Art of Fielding while the Ira sections are similar to The Yellow Birds Robinson and Kovite an Ira War veteran alternate their settings in a fairly seamless whole Despite the buddy setup they also write strong female characters The novel never uite lives up to its literary allusions Hamlet and a last paragraph worthy of The Great Gatsby but still captures the recent past with humor nostalgia and critical detachmentIt starts Fools all of us Glorious fools born into a vacuum of need told we could be anything flailing in a sea of possibility thinking it a curse having to design our lives from scratch forever skeptical of what we create forever revising no idea of who we are or what we will make of ourselves Related reading Glass by Alex Christofi for the Wikipedia obsessionReally enjoyed this Kirkus interview with the authors and this article about their unpublished drawer novel Slaughter at Suez a pulp adventure mystery novel set in 1862 Egypt

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War of the Encyclopaedists Summary î PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Easingly violent and irrational war As their lives move further away from their shared dream Corderoy and Montauk keep in touch with one another by editing a Wikipedia article about themselves smart and funny updates that morph and deepen throughout the year culminating in a document that is both devastatingly tragic and profoundly poeticFast moving and compulsively readable War of the Encyclopaedists beats with the energetic pulse of idealistic youth on the threshold of adult reality A wise and wise assed first novelwith sweep and heart and humor Mary Karr author of Liar's Club and Lit it is the vital urgent and utterly absorbing lament of a new generation searching for meaning and hope in a fractured worl. Full disclosure the author is a friend of mineThat said I was hesitant to start reading imagining the awkward conversation if it were dumb or boring How pleasant then to discover that my fears were completely unfounded This was an absolute joy to read moving insightful and playful with both the unfortunately familiar self absorption and self pity of the post adolescent young man and the confusion and purposelessness of a soldier in wartime faithfully and honestly rendered two seemingly unconnected narratives artfully woven together with a literary device that s rich with soulful earnestness and postmodern subtletyVery proud to offer my full throated recommendation

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War of the Encyclopaedists Summary î PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free This altered future Corderoy is faced with a moral dilemma his girlfriend Mani has just been evicted and he must decide whether or not to abandon her when she needs him most He turns to Montauk for help His decision that night and its harrowing outcome sets in motion a year that will transform all three of themMonths later Corderoy and Montauk grapple with their new identities as each deals with his own muted disappointment In Boston Corderoy finds himself unable to play the game of intellectual one upmanship with the ease and grace of his new roommate Tricia a Harvard graduate student and budding human rights activist Half a world away in Baghdad Montauk struggles to lead his platoon safely through an incr. One of the best books thus far this year From the beginning of the novel the two protagonists merry pranksters who seem to come straight from a Ken Kesey novel endear themselves to the reader with their sarcastic wise ass hipster comments and antics Both go off to their respective careers one to the Ira occupation the other to grad school MA program in Literature Both are plunged into an existential crises Things get complicated with wives and girlfriends and art and journalism and war zones crossing wires and getting in the wrong bed and marrying the wrongor right people Ambiguity reigns and the characters struggle to figure out themselves and their lives No answers are forthcoming but choices lurk around every corner Finding out the fate of the two main characters will keep the reader turning the pages Props to the novelists for making the MA story as intriguing and suspenseful as the war zone plotline No cliche s but plenty of insights into art truth friendship love and of course navigating the labyrinth of the military and academic worlds Murder in Shadow New Scotland YardDoyle and Acton #6 moral dilemma his girlfriend Mani has just been evicted and he Trainspotting must decide whether or not to abandon her when she needs him Al Jazeera The Inside Story of the Arab News Channel That is Challenging the West most He turns to Montauk for help His decision that night and its harrowing outcome sets in Une ténébreuse affaire motion a year that will transform all three of themMonths later Corderoy and Montauk grapple with their new identities as each deals with his own Der KlientDer Regenmacher muted disappointment In Boston Corderoy finds himself unable to play the game of intellectual one upmanship with the ease and grace of his new roommate Tricia a Harvard graduate student and budding human rights activist Half a world away in Baghdad Montauk struggles to lead his platoon safely through an incr. One of the best books thus far this year From the beginning of the novel the two protagonists Entfernung von der TruppeAls der Krieg ausbrach merry pranksters who seem to come straight from a Ken Kesey novel endear themselves to the reader with their sarcastic wise ass hipster comments and antics Both go off to their respective careers one to the Ira occupation the other to grad school MA program in Literature Both are plunged into an existential crises Things get complicated with wives and girlfriends and art and journalism and war zones crossing wires and getting in the wrong bed and The Silver Branch marrying the wrongor right people Ambiguity reigns and the characters struggle to figure out themselves and their lives No answers are forthcoming but choices lurk around every corner Finding out the fate of the two Fisher Investments on Utilities main characters will keep the reader turning the pages Props to the novelists for Jupiters Legacy Vol 2 making the MA story as intriguing and suspenseful as the war zone plotline No cliche s but plenty of insights into art truth friendship love and of course navigating the labyrinth of the Shadows Embrace Slaughter #2 military and academic worlds