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The Invisible Circus by Jennifer Egan
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Feb 18, 2009

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Finished this book at 1AM. Jennifer Egan is such a beautiful writer, it' almost inconceivable. It is perhaps problematic to read "The Keep" prior to her other novels, because "The Keep" is so perfect, what with the castle and the baroness and the prison writing program and the descriptions of really good food. "The Invisible Circus" had lost revolutionaries, which are like kryptonite to me--I'm powerless to resist their appeal (is kryptonite appealing to those it renders powerless?). But also, it's hard to write about the 60's and their aftermath. We know the outside shape of them so well. Sometimes I felt a little stuck with that shape--maybe I was in the same predicament as the people moving across the page. I don't know. To Jennifer Egan: please write more...
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