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Look at Me by Jennifer Egan
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Feb 16, 2012

really liked it
Read from February 16 to 21, 2012

The novel presents a high-fashion model who is in a near fatal car accident, and requires massive reconstructive surgery, and months of recovery. However, Egan treats this intriguing proposition only as a 'jumping off point', and shuns the obvious plot-line of a disfigured or changed individual who must reclaim her place in the fashion world. But instead, introduces dozens of three-dimensional characters, byzantine relationships, and colorful philosophical flights of fancy for your reading pleasure. Overall, I felt that LOOK AT ME is a tremendous novel, although it might be considered a bit 'over-written'. The novel is chock-full of delightful digressions, odd insights, and feverish descriptions, yet this is Egan's style, and made me want to read more by this author.

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