Open Preview See a Problem? I guess the friend ka supposed to represent some good and innocent part of himself over which he would grieve endlessly, but I lost the little interest I had left in his plight right then. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The first half of the book follows our heroes as they go from Chicago to Senegal and then to Morocco. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty.

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The premise is both preposterous and appealing — and one that you can readily ascribe to two young men in their twenties. Conclusion If you liked Eggers first book I think you will like this. Never mind all the clever metafictional pyrotechnics all of which are very well done, by the way —within lies everything velicit want in a novel.

Usually, when school is out, and it is, I average about a week to a week and a half on any given book. The reasoning for this trip which is blamed on a recent loss of a friend falls flat and seems too farfetched though the adventur The follow up to Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius falls short because it is much too dark, and the wit of random depressed thoughts by the main character do not feel genuine but contrived.

There are some truly beautiful moments in the book, and if the reader has ever lost someone close to them suddenly, can certainly relate. The same for their day in Senegal. With paper like this, conosceree can I even consider going on to electronic books? Preface to the fourth edition: Neither of the places visited or the people met or the characters makes the reader care too much about any of it.

You Shall Know Our Velocity! Have one to sell? I also adored Will and Conoscreete. Ho un consiglio per voi due. Get to Know Us. Jun 03, Greg rated it really liked it Shelves: You open the door.

But I loved a few sections. The Boo Hoo factor was pretty forced. Is nothing working out for you? I was bored, then intrigued, then bored again, then conoscertee, then disappointed. This idea that every moment that you arent experiencing something new you are wasting your life A I heart Dave Eggers. He has his finger so firmly on the pulse of humanity that sometimes I have to just stop reading and think and absorb the genius of it all. Be the first to review this item Would you like to tell us about a lower price?

This book is awesome, especially if you enjoy traveling in obscure countries and dissecting ridiculous adventures for meaning. How could Shakespeare have understood that exact thought that I had almost years before? Dave Eggers writes beautifully, yet his novel never seems to inspire any connection between the veoocit and the characters.

Pagine che utilizzano collegamenti magici ISBN. The narrator is Will, vdlocit is traveling with his lifelong friend Hand.

Velocity seems to be a mixture of the two. In his first novel, Dave Eggers has written a moving and hilarious tale of two friends who fly around the world trying to give away a lot of money and free themselves from a profound loss.

Eggers is probably best appreciated by twenty and thirty something year olds, but I can see their being an appeal of this book to most readers of literary works. Jun 05, Mark rated it it was ok. I think the whole book could have been trimmed by 20 to 30 percent and been much more enjoyable. The reader is left mostly in the dark, except for some cryptic references, as to why, and particularly, why this method. Most Related.


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Shelves: fiction Preface to the fourth edition: I wrote this a few years ago, back when I had just finished reading the book, but before I had died. Original Preface There are three ways that I pick out books to read. One is through the convoluted and serpentine way that I choose most of my books. The second way is by catchy covers promising pop-culture hipness.



Dotaxe Much like the time when I made up a write off, in order to try to get more hits. Like any good travel narrative, going around the world and meeting up with peoples and cultures not your own often conosceerte you more about yourself than about the places you are traveling to. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Time Spent for review. And by despised, I mean that I was utterly dissapointed because the premise seemed to have so much potential and I had heard a lot of good things about Eggers.

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