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message 1: by Arthur (last edited Nov 29, 2013 09:29AM) (new)

Arthur | 5 comments I am trying to recall a review I read in the New Yorker in the last few months.

It is fiction. The novel was described as having a style like John William's Stoner.

One scene is about all the librarians in town protesting and barricading themselves in the building.

I hope that helps.


message 2: by Tab (new)

Tab (tabbrown) | 4999 comments Do you remember anything else about the plot? What genre do you think it fits in?


message 3: by Arthur (new)

Arthur | 5 comments The focus of the review was on the structure of the landscape. The scenery is dark. Sorry I don't have more information.


message 4: by Kris (last edited Nov 29, 2013 03:18PM) (new)

Kris | 35106 comments Mod
Do you see any references or clues in these articles?

http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs...
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/06/17/boo...


message 5: by Lobstergirl, au gratin (last edited Nov 29, 2013 05:40PM) (new)

Lobstergirl | 39249 comments Mod
Was it in the paper copy New Yorker, or online? (A lot of the paper New Yorker is behind a paywall, and the website has blogs which don't appear in the paper copy.)

Was it a full length review, or one of the "Briefly Noted" tiny reviews which are usually about 4-5 sentences?


message 6: by Arthur (new)

Arthur | 5 comments I don't see any clues in those articles.

It was in the online New Yorker. A full length piece, not the tiny reviews.

I do remember a description of a politician in the story who opposed the librarian protest. The librarians work in the library because they have no other skills.


message 7: by Lobstergirl, au gratin (new)

Lobstergirl | 39249 comments Mod
I browsed through all my New Yorkers going back to July or maybe mid-July and came up empty. Is it possible it was before July?


message 8: by Kris (new)

Kris | 35106 comments Mod
What were the librarians protesting?
Is it set in contemporary times, the future, a dystopia perhaps?


message 9: by Lobstergirl, au gratin (new)

Lobstergirl | 39249 comments Mod
Arthur, are you still looking for this?


message 10: by Arthur (new)

Arthur | 5 comments I am. No worries. You can close the thread if you need to.


message 11: by Lobstergirl, au gratin (new)

Lobstergirl | 39249 comments Mod
No, we don't need to close the thread. It can stay open until the year 2355.

I'm curious about the book myself.


message 12: by Kokomomomo (new)

Kokomomomo | 62 comments The Facades? The Facades by Eric Lundgren
The corresponding article: click


message 13: by Lobstergirl, au gratin (new)

Lobstergirl | 39249 comments Mod
Arthur, was "The Facades" your book?


message 14: by Arthur (new)

Arthur | 5 comments Yes. Thank you! I'm going to the bookstore asap.


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