A Person of Interest [With Earbuds]
With its propulsive drive, vividly realized characters, and profound observations about soul and society, Pulitzer Prize-finalist Susan Choi's latest novel is as thrilling as it is lyrical, and confirms her place as one of the most important novelists chronicling the American experience. Intricately plotted and psychologically acute, A Person of Interest exposes the fault...more
reminded me of Love In the Time of Cholera in its long passages of scenery description and grace notes of inconsequentialities. a story of a man's isolation and ruptured american dream but the main plot was a bit sensational, although reflective of the news stories of campus disruptions. he looks back on a life where he missed all these opportunities with people significant to him.
It's extremely well written with complicated relationships; it has an intricate plot; and it will challenge your knowledge of vocabulary, for sure.
When a bombing at a college campus kills a charismatic, popular computer science professor, an older math colleague is implicated and becomes a pe ...more
I went back and read more reader reviews and while some were 5 stars, a lot talked about how very slow it was. Just not engaging for me, and when I looked and saw there were SEVENTEEN segments....
Besides, my reserve had just come up for THE INTERESTINGS and I'm well launched into that. Also Open and Shut ...more
"When she wasn't pursuing this train, she was singing the deluded song of praise for Esther's near-delinquent friends. They were misfits, Aileen said, as if this were something to cherish. All too smart or too creative or too morally distressed-BY WHAT? Lee thought scornfully. HAMBURGERS?"
Lee, a reclusive, dislik ...more
Choi's writing delves into race, class, age, and the meaning of family all mixed up in a crime/mystery.
When Lee's despised colleague becomes the victim of a mail bomb, his lonely world starts to fall in on itself. His strange ways and little fibs catch the attention of the investigators on the case. Despite having never touched explosives in his lifetime, L ...more
Her first novel, The Foreign Student, won the Asian-American Literary Award for fiction, and her second novel, American Woman, was a finalist for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize.
With David Remnick she c ...more