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As She Climbed across the Table by Jonathan Lethem
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Nov 21, 2008

did not like it
bookshelves: started-but-didn-t-finish
Read in December, 2008

So far, just one chapter into it, I'm pretty disappointed. The narrator is apparently some kind of science professor and really sounds like a twit. But then, I almost never enjoy novels set in the world of academia.

Update: Gave up maybe 50 pages in. Maybe it gets better but I can't stand the protagonist and have no reason to care for anyone else. The parallel universe/void thing might have proved interesting, but some bullshit in the first chapter about wanting to "map his lover's topography" or whatever was a bad start, and it never really recovered. In a way it's kind of comforting to see that even my favorite authors can make missteps this big.

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