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Postcards from a Dead Girl [Download] ➾ Postcards from a Dead Girl Author Kirk Farber – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk Kirk Farber has a style very similar to Chuck Palahniuk, with offbeat observations, a view of our world through a slightly distorted lens, and a tone that s hilarious and tragic at the same time Garth Kirk Farber has a style very similar to a Dead PDF/EPUB Á Chuck Palahniuk, with offbeat observations, a view of our world through a slightly distorted lens, and a tone that s hilarious and tragic at the same time Garth Postcards from PDF \ Stein, author of The Art of Racing in the RainA touching, almost cinematic, debut novel featuring the eccentric, slightly disturbed, and unique character Sid, who finds himself among various other darkly comic scenarios obsessed by the mysterious from a Dead MOBI ò European postcards that arrive in the mail from his ex girlfriend.


10 thoughts on “Postcards from a Dead Girl

  1. Stephen Stephen says:

    Interesting concept, poor execution The lead character is unlikable Sid is sad sack with no redeeming qualities, whose only progress throughout the book occurs in the last 3 pages To many situations in the book are so unbelievably ridiculous you ll ask what was Farber thinking Had he toned down the nonsense and made Sidrelatable, Postcards could have been good As is, it s not worth your time Sad because Farber does have talent Ill served I think by his editor.


  2. Lori Lori says:

    Thanks to HarperPerennial for sending me this review copy of Postcards From a Dead Girl by Kirk Farber.I was not really sure what to think when I first saw the cover of this novel with it s lone man standing in an apartment window watching postcards rain down from the sky But after reading the first few paragraphs, I knew I had a great little book in my hands.I m a sucker for a fucked up lead guy And oh boy is Sid fucked up Here s his deal He currently works as a telemarketer for a trave Thanks to HarperPerennial for sending me this review copy of Postcards From a Dead Girl by Kirk Farber.I was not really sure what to think when I first saw the cover of this novel with it s lone man standing in an apartment window watching postcards rain down from the sky But after reading the first few paragraphs, I knew I had a great little book in my hands.I m a sucker for a fucked up lead guy And oh boy is Sid fucked up Here s his deal He currently works as a telemarketer for a travel agency He s a hypochondriac who is so obsessed with mud baths that he trys to recreate one in his own backyard His dead mother talks to him through a 1967 bottle of wine And he is receiving one year old postcards of exotic locations from his deceased girlfriend in the mail He is unravelling fast, and while his sister attempts to hold him together at the seams, even she can t save Sid from completely falling apart.Witty Humorous Strange Tragic Farber s book is all of these things and , and sometimes all at the same time It s one of those storys where you wish you crawl inside the text, inside where the characters are living, and shake some sense into them Help them to get the closure they need in order to quit making such a mess of thier lives and begin the long journey of moving on Speaking of closure The postcards were the one thing I never got any closure on Read the book to find out what I mean And maybe we can discuss your take on them After all, the entire story circles around those darn little peices of paper


  3. Megan Megan says:

    Sometimes I found Sid to be really funny Most of the time I found that I didn t actually know all that much about him What was his room like Why didn t he have any friends The last one I was especially caught up on There were literally zero mentions of friends ever I found this troubling and it made him a much less likeable character, and considering how irresponsible he was over most things, I was mostly irritated with him Also, the timeline in this book just wasn t clear enough for me Sometimes I found Sid to be really funny Most of the time I found that I didn t actually know all that much about him What was his room like Why didn t he have any friends The last one I was especially caught up on There were literally zero mentions of friends ever I found this troubling and it made him a much less likeable character, and considering how irresponsible he was over most things, I was mostly irritated with him Also, the timeline in this book just wasn t clear enough for me I didn t know how old exactly he was when his mother died What job did he do before Wanderlust How did he and Zoe meet How long were they together And HOW did Zoe send him postcards from all of these places if she never even got to go she died before that That mystery needed to be explained, or at least Sid needed to rationalize it to himself in some way for me to come away liking the book Once he was fixated on Melanie, it was less about Zoe and the postcard mystery Sid never really had a direction with anything A friendship with Gerald was introduced then never touched on again I also never understood why Sid made it sound like he wasn t sure if Zoe was dead or not It was pretty clear that she was, once things were explained It seemed like a poor writing technique to keep the reader s interest


  4. Katie Parker Katie Parker says:

    I ll admit, I decided to read this solely because Marc Johns did the book cover Anything he collaborates on has to be awesome, right Well, in this case, that turned out to be true.The book is about a guy named Sid, who works as a telemarketer for Wanderlust, a travel agency where his overly enthusiastic boss drives him crazy He lives alone in his childhood home with his dog Zero and constantly calls his sister Natalie, a doctor, to tell her that he thinks he has a brain tumor In fact, he s s I ll admit, I decided to read this solely because Marc Johns did the book cover Anything he collaborates on has to be awesome, right Well, in this case, that turned out to be true.The book is about a guy named Sid, who works as a telemarketer for Wanderlust, a travel agency where his overly enthusiastic boss drives him crazy He lives alone in his childhood home with his dog Zero and constantly calls his sister Natalie, a doctor, to tell her that he thinks he has a brain tumor In fact, he s sure of it All the while, he s receiving postcards from foreign cities, sent by his former girlfriend Zoe, who has been missing forthan a year, and is probably dead What s , the postmarks on the cards are all dated around the time when she went missing Sid decides to find out what could cause such a mail anomaly, as well as what happened to Zoe.I loved this book No, it wasn t the best I ve ever read, but it was very engaging, poignant, and seriously funny so much has been laid on the sunset heavy handed metaphors, sentimental music Everyone s always walking into them, and that is some very intense light Maybe that s where the term love is blind comes from, because so many people are walking into sunsets, burning out their corneas Yeah, that part made me laugh out loud, as did several others I picked up this book whenever I could, and occassionally when I shouldn t have While it s not exactly a light read, it tends to seem like one, and I had a hard time ever putting it down I was very surprised to learn that this was the author s debut novel, and I m definitely looking forward to readingfrom him soon withMarc Johns designed covers, please


  5. Jessi Jessi says:

    Summary A telemarketer at a travel agency, Sid is becoming unhinged and superneurotic His hypochondria is driving his doctor sister mad And it s all because his ex girlfriend, Zoe, who s sending him postcards from her European adventure, one that they were supposed to take together Sid needs to get over Zoe and find love again even though Zoe, apparently, has no inclination to be gotten over From publisher s description.First Line The postcard is everything, but looks like nothing.I felt Summary A telemarketer at a travel agency, Sid is becoming unhinged and superneurotic His hypochondria is driving his doctor sister mad And it s all because his ex girlfriend, Zoe, who s sending him postcards from her European adventure, one that they were supposed to take together Sid needs to get over Zoe and find love again even though Zoe, apparently, has no inclination to be gotten over From publisher s description.First Line The postcard is everything, but looks like nothing.I felt like I should like it and I was interested to find out where the postcards were coming from But not interested enough to keep reading I quit halfway through, mostly because I was not interested in opening it again, even at my normal reading times like bedtime Sid, the main character never did grow on me, although I did really like his dog I have the feeling that many people will really enjoy this book, and so will keep it in mind for recommendations Maybe I ll try again in another mood as well


  6. John John says:

    I realized just now I d be forcing myself to go on any with the book I really wanted to like it, being so quirky and all, but the story just wasn t going anywhere by halfway through I didn t care what happened to the girl with the postcards, and Syd was just too dysfunctionally pathetic Loved the dog though


  7. Ron Heimbecher Ron Heimbecher says:

    In a very unusual way, it s fortunate that I ve been ill for a few days My to read stack is at least a couple of dozen, and has been for months I left my house for a few hours on Wednesday to see Kirk s launch signing at the venerable Tattered Cover in Lodo When I worked with the Denver International Film Festival, directors, writers, and actors from around the world wanted to visit the Tattered Cover in Cherry Creek I brought the freshly signed copy home and started upstairs to put it on t In a very unusual way, it s fortunate that I ve been ill for a few days My to read stack is at least a couple of dozen, and has been for months I left my house for a few hours on Wednesday to see Kirk s launch signing at the venerable Tattered Cover in Lodo When I worked with the Denver International Film Festival, directors, writers, and actors from around the world wanted to visit the Tattered Cover in Cherry Creek I brought the freshly signed copy home and started upstairs to put it on the reading pile Two steps up, I remembered a couple of sentences from Kirk s reading Halfway up, a couple .OK, maybe I ll read a couple of pages before I put it on the pile In four or so sittings, I was done.My office shelves contain over a thousand novels I ve certainly read at least a thousandfrom the library over the years.Postcards from a Dead Girl is special When you read it, you ll recognize this just a few pages in It s easy to understand how Sandra Kirk s agent and Harper took to it so quickly.I think there are parts of Sid Higgins in all of us, along with Natalie, Gerald, Candayce, and, of course, Zoe These people extend themselves from the page, or leap from a bottle, to twiddle their fingers on your heart.Wow First novel Carnac the Magnificent predicts a long and successful career


  8. Rachel Sulik Rachel Sulik says:

    I liked this concept but did not love the book I don t think how the postcards were coming was ever explained and that seems like a huge oversight That is the premise of the book and it s just dropped I didn t find this book engaging I liked Gerald and Natalie but Sid was kind of annoying and faux interesting I would like to go to a spa now.


  9. Yassi Yassi says:

    Quirky examination of grief and one man s crazy and valiant attempts to come to terms with it Did stole my heart.


  10. Kathleen Kirchner Kathleen Kirchner says:

    Interesting


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