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Special Topics in Calamity Physics by Marisha Pessl
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Jul 30, 2008

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Recommended to Malbadeen by: Misty (aka Dr. Weitzel)
Read in July, 2008

the book was fine, the story interesting enough but the thing that lingers with me the most is Pessl's over use of simile. By the end I was rolling my eyes and wondering, "seriously, again?!" out loud everytime I heard the cue "like" or "as if".
Her writing was LIKE a magician showing off his favorite trick again and again.
AS IF that trick were a rabbit in a hat, different colors, variation in size but in the end just a rabbit being pulled from a hat over and over and over and over again.
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brian tanabe I wrote that off as part of the main character's wonderful idiosyncrasies. I am generous that way.

Malbadeen Yes Brian you are generous LIKE Santa Clause on stormy Christmas eve, It's AS IF you are living a life only to bestow your generosity of literary entitlements to new authors everywhere.

brian tanabe Wow, Marie, you just may be the most perceptive Goodreader ...

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