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Andrews Brain This Brilliant New Novel By An American Master, The Author OfRagtime, The Book Of Daniel, Billy Bathgate, AndThe March, Takes Us On A Radical Trip Into The Mind Of A Man Who, Than Once In His Life, Has Been The Inadvertent Agent Of Disaster Speaking From An Unknown Place And To An Unknown Interlocutor, Andrew Is Thinking, Andrew Is Talking, Andrew Is Telling The Story Of His Life, His Loves, And The Tragedies That Have Led Him To This Place And Point In Time And As He Confesses, Peeling Back The Layers Of His Strange Story, We Are Led To Question What We Know About Truth And Memory, Brain And Mind, Personality And Fate, About One Another And Ourselves Written With Psychological Depth And Great Lyrical Precision, This Suspenseful And Groundbreaking Novel Delivers A Voice For Our Times Funny, Probing, Skeptical, Mischievous, Profound Andrew S Brain Is A Surprising Turn And A Singular Achievement In The Canon Of A Writer Whose Prose Has The Power To Create Its Own Landscape, And Whose Great Topic, In The Words Of Don DeLillo, Is The Reach Of American Possibility, In Which Plain Lives Take On The Cadences Of History Praise For E L Doctorow On Every Level, Doctorow S Work Is Powerful His Sensitivity To Language Is Perfectly Balanced, And Complemented By A Gigantic Vision Jennifer Egan E L Doctorow Is A National Treasure, And I Mean This In A Very Specific Sense He Has Rewarded Us, These Forty Five Years, With A Vision Of Ourselves, As A People, A Vision Possessed Of What I Might Call Aspirational Verve He Sees Us Clearly And Tenderly, Just As We Are, But Also Sees Past That To What We Might, At Our Best, Become George Saunders His Great Topic Is The Reach Of American Possibility, In Which Plain Lives Take On The Cadences Of History Doctorow S Prose Tends To Create Its Own Landscape, And To Become A Force That Works In Opposition To The Power Of Social Reality Don DeLillo A Writer Of Dazzling Gifts And Boundless Imaginative Energy Joyce Carol Oates, The New Yorker One Of Our Greatest Living Writers A Virtuosic Storyteller With Enormous Range People Doctorow Is A Magician His Prose Is Dazzling Vogue From The Hardcover Edition.


10 thoughts on “Andrews Brain

  1. says:

    PROPER DISCLAIMER BEFORE REVIEWING Not only do I work for Random House, but I copyedited this manuscript I hope that doesn t disqualify me from saying publicly how much I admired and enjoyed the book and how much it got under my skin for weeks after I d finished with it I was fascinated by the complete removal of any security in objectivity for the reader This book has as unreliable a narrator as can possibly be imagined, and yet I didn t find myself spending so much time trying to suss out PROPER DISCLAIMER BEFORE REVIEWING Not only do I work for Random House, but I copyedited this manuscript I hope that doesn t disqualify me from saying publicly how much I admired and enjoyed the book and how much it got under my skin for weeks after I d finished with it I was fascinated by the complete removal of any security in objectivity for the reader This book has as unreliable a narrator as can possibly be imagined, and yet I didn t find myself spending so much time...


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    Cut the music E.L Doctorow s new novel is no Ragtime The author who once orchestrated grand plots involving Houdini, Freud, J.P Morgan and a host of other real life luminaries is now working in a cramped, dark cell Instead of the breathtaking sweep of Sherman s March through Georgia and the Carolinas, Andrew s Brain leaves us trapped in the airless monologue of one hapless man Fans of Doctorow s award winning historical novels will find this slim book especially puzzling But that s Cut the music E.L Doctorow s new novel is no Ragtime The author who once orchestrated grand plots...


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    I ve been reading E.L Doctorow s novels forthan thirty years, starting with The Book of Daniel, a fictionalized account of the lives of the sons of executed spies Julius and Ethel Rosenberg Among my favorites are World s Fair, the most clearly autobiographical of Doctorow s novels, about a young boy growing up in New York City in the 1930s Billy Bathgate, about another New York City youngster taken in by Dutch Schultz s mob The March, about the C...


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    Cold hearted orb that rules the night, Removes the colours from our sight Red is grey and yellow white But we decide which is right And which is an illusion In his book The joys of Yiddish, Leo Rosten describes the difference between a schlemiel and a schlimazel Both types of people suffer from chronic bad luck of one sort or another The difference is that while the schlemiel is the type of person that trips while carrying a tray of soup in the cafeteria, the schlimazel is the person it Cold hearted orb that rules the night, Removes the colours from our sight Red is grey and yellow white But we decide which is right And which is an illusion In his book The joys of Yiddish, Leo Rosten describes the difference between a schlemiel and a schlimazel Both types of people suffer from chronic bad luck of one sort or another The difference is that while the schlemiel is the type of person that trips while carrying a tray of soup in the cafeteria, the schlimazel is the person it lands on In E.L Doctorow s compelling new novel, Andrew s Brain, the protagonist Andrew is ...


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    This novel was too bizarre and scattered and I couldn t finish it The narration jumps all over and I didn t care enough to see if the ending gets better If you re a fan of experimental fiction, you might appreciate thisthan me.


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    I have tried to think of a word a single word that is suggested by reading this book Fascinating is too remote, to inexact Surprising has no real connotation Unsettling is good because it reflects the fact that the narration is of a type I am not used to reading and it takes time to be brought in to Andrew s brain, Not the book title, but the neurological narrator Insightful Yes, but while the brain takes us on a path that is convoluted, like the brain itself, and it provides social and p I have tried to think of a word a single word that is suggested by reading this book Fascinating is too remote, to inexact Surprising has no real connotation Unsettling is good bec...


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    I received Andrew s Brain as a First Reads Giveaway If you re interested in reading the ramblings of a self adsorbed man who lacks maturity, then this book is for you If you re looking for a book with plot or direction, then you re not going to find it here I assume that part of the allure of this book is supposed to be the fact that Andrew s thought patterns are quirky and unique, but I believe it could have been achievedeffectively I didn t care about Andrew or any of the characters I received Andrew s Brain as a First Reads Giveaway If you re interested in reading the ramblings of a self adsorbed man who lacks maturity, then this book is for you If you re looking for a book with plot or direction, then you re not going to find it here I assume that part of the allure of this book is supposed to be the fact that Andrew s thought patterns are quirky and unique, but I believe it could have been achievedeffectively I didn t care about Andrew or any of the characters even as I finished the last few pages I mostly just wante...


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    4.5 Stars I asked this question How can I think about my brain when it s my brain doing the thinking So is this brain pretending to be me thinking about it Wow, what a read Andrew s Brain by E.L Doctorow is an exercise in mental manipulation Our protagonist Andrew is a professor of cognitive science He studies the mind, not the brain Andrew gives the definition to unreliable narrator and as a result this story is not an easy read.First, this is the first E.L Doctorow book that I have rea 4.5 Stars I asked this question How can I think about my brain when it s my brain doing the thinking So is this brain pretending to be me thinking about it Wow, what a read Andrew s Brain by E.L Doctorow is an exercise in mental manipulation Our protagonist Andrew is a professor of cognitive science He studies the mind, not the brain Andrew gives the definition to unreliable narrator and as a result this story is not an easy read.First, this is the first E.L Doctorow book that I have read Shame on me What a gifted writer I was blown away by the brilliance of his prose, his style, and his structure It has been a while since I have read such an eloquent author Wow, I am an instant fan.This sto...


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    Let me just say at the beginning here that I loved this book, but I didn t realize how much I liked it until it was over Add this one to your list of most unreliable narrator novels, or just to your list of books you should definitely read It is a novel filled with surprises, the entire book a conversation between Andrew, a cognitive scientist whose life up to this point has been one of inadvertent disaster, and a psychotherapist psychologist shrink to whom he tells his not pretty story Or Let me just say at the beginning here that I loved this book, but I didn t realize how much I liked it until it was over Add this one to your list of most unreliable narrator novels, or just to your list of books you should definitely read It is a novel filled with surprises, the entire book a conversation between Andrew, a cognitive scientist whose life up to this point has been one of inadvertent disaster, and a psychotherapist psychologist shrink to whom he tells his not pretty story Or maybe not, depending on how you choose to read it So this post won t be a standard book discussion, butmy reaction to the novel, since it is really one of those books where the reader makes up his her own mind about what s actually going on Or n...


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    Andrew un professore di neuroscienze un po goffo e per indole tendente al depresso che racconta la sua vita come fosse in una seduta terapeutica, sollecitato dalle domande di un ipotetico psichiatra, o psicologo, o confessore, o semplicemente una voce alter ego dello stesso Andrew.Sull identit di questo interlocutore Doctorow estremamente vago, e in fondo chiarirlo non funzionale alla storia, non aggiungerebbe alcunch perch sono le parole di Andrew che seguiamo nel suo flusso di pensie Andrew un professore di neuroscienze un po goffo e per indole tendente al depresso che racconta la sua vita come fosse in una seduta terapeutica, sollecitato dalle domande di un ipotetico psichiatra, o psicologo, o confessore, o semplicemente una voce alter ego dello stesso Andrew Sull identit di questo interlocutore Doctorow estremamente vago, e in fondo chiarirlo non funzionale alla storia, non aggiungerebbe alcunch perch sono le parole di Andrew che seguiamo nel suo flusso di pensieri di concatenazione di ricordi estremamente lucidi, di atti ma...


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