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Speedboat by Renata Adler
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Reading this is like sitting in the titular speedboat and skidding across the surface of a range of novels in various styles. I did not know exactly what to expect going in so was thoroughly disoriented at first. Once I relaxed and just let the thing happen to me it became enjoyable, up to a point. Some of the vignettes are incredibly funny, particularly if your sense of humor leans towards the absurd, DFW territory. But ultimately I was left unsatisfied because despite trying hard I could not extract some kind of coherent experience from this.
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Reading Progress

April 22, 2016 – Shelved
April 22, 2016 – Shelved as: to-read
April 22, 2016 – Shelved as: cult
April 22, 2016 – Shelved as: fiction
November 13, 2016 – Started Reading
December 1, 2016 –
19.0%
December 24, 2016 –
28.0%
January 2, 2017 –
50.0%
January 6, 2017 –
61.0%
January 12, 2017 – Finished Reading
December 10, 2017 – Shelved as: classics

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