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Atmospheric Disturbances by Rivka Galchen
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Dec 09, 2008

liked it
bookshelves: magical-realism, grown-up-books

I think I would've liked this book a lot more if someone had told me to read it in terms of love. I think I was reading it as more of a mystery, waiting for a super twist that would put everything in its place.

Still, it's an interesting book. Galchen is a clever writer and there were many individual sentences and paragraphs that I just loved for the way they twisted logic and convention. This book, to me, is kind of about rational insanity. And I've said it before, but I'll say it again: THINKY DEATH!

As for the shelf I put it on, it's not really magical realism at all, but I'd recommend it to anyone who likes to follow characters who see the world in a skewed way, or, you know, characters who inhabit a slightly skewed world. Also maybe psychology majors.

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Reading Progress

Finished Reading
December 9, 2008 – Shelved
December 9, 2008 –
page 20
December 9, 2008 – Shelved as: magical-realism
December 14, 2008 –
page 65
January 8, 2010 – Shelved as: grown-up-books

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