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Remainder by Tom McCarthy
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Jun 08, 08

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Read in June, 2008

I think what I liked about this book isn't what most people would like...
But I loved reading about how a very efficient person carried out the very complicated and difficult tasks that were required of him by a crazy person with too much money.
It was very deeply satisfying, on a sort of molecular librarian level.
I think this would make a great book club book, because it's not too long and is pretty easy to read, and the weirdness of it would give you a lot to discuss.
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Ubik I was thinking the exact same thing! I keep pulling my nose out of it and craving the need to just talk about it to someone. I have at least one moment per page where I stop for a second and go "whooooooooooooooohhhhh, this guy is BATSHIT! Im loving it. Having Asperger's syndrome myself I can relate to *some* of his thoughts (the non-sociopathic ones) and I can relate to *some* of the OCD, but this guy is the most extreme case Ive ever heard of. I really congratulate Tom McCarthy on drawing such an insane character. I LOVE insane characters and I especially love "spirals into madness" scenarios.

Im SO afraid of what this guy is going to do next. Note that as I write this Im 225 pages so please check my progress bar to see where Im at before any spoilers...


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