Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Calamity Physics, Ended

Finally! Finished! All 669 wonderful pages of it!

I begun reading this around Juy 24th, see this post. It's been a long read partly because it's very thick (duh), but mostly because it's so beautifully written I keep re-reading sentences and passages.

The words are so beautifully composed, some strains of it made me want to weep with joy. (Think I'm exaggerating? Read it and let me know ;)

This is one of the few books I felt sad to finish reading. I wish there were more of it. Boo hoo.

Marisha Pessl’s Special Topics in Calamity Physics - highly recommended.


Madcap Machinist said...

you're misspelling "pessl" as "pesshl".

I'm only about a quarter through. Slow reading mostly because it seems to be so dense. Interesting writing but I do hope she would get along with the story a little faster...

I'd say that if you enjoyed this you might want to check out David Foster Wallace. At least, that's who I'm being reminded of.

sharkgila said...

thanks madcap, fixed that boo-boo.

Yup, can't read it too fast, there's too much to take in. I read it in chunks, can't go faster than 30 pages at a sitting.

And thanks for the recommendation, I'll look out for it. =)

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