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The Intuitionist by Colson Whitehead
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Apr 11, 2012

it was amazing
bookshelves: 2012, important, to-review
Read from March 02 to 06, 2012 , read count: 1

I'll need to concoct a real review at some point to put it all into worth-reading words. In the meantime:

* Whitehead has a stunning command of the language (and is also one hell of a story-writer (no, not everyone is both))
* Lila Mae is one of the best, most fully realized characters I've read in a long time
* as best I can figure out, the major theme: transgression? and/or transcendence?
* an anti-example of "racism as a function of provincialism"?
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Colson Whitehead
“It is failure that guides evolution; perfection provides no incentive for improvement, and nothing is perfect.”
Colson Whitehead, The Intuitionist

Colson Whitehead
“There will be no redemption because the men who run this place do not want redemption. They want to be as near to hell as they can.”
Colson Whitehead, The Intuitionist

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