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Special Topics in Calamity Physics (edição 2006)

por Marisha Pessl (Autor)

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A darkly funny coming-of-age novel and a richly plotted suspense tale told through the distinctive voice of its heroine, Blue van Meer. After a childhood moving from one academic outpost to another with her father (a man prone to aphorisms and meteoric affairs), Blue is clever, deadpan, and possessed of a vast lexicon of literary, political, philosophical, and scientific knowledge--and is quite the cinéaste to boot. In her final year of high school at the élite (and unusual) St. Gallway School in Stockton, North Carolina, Blue falls in with a charismatic group of friends and their captivating teacher, Hannah Schneider. But when the drowning of one of Hannah's friends and the shocking death of Hannah herself lead to a confluence of mysteries, Blue is left to make sense of it all with only her gimlet-eyed instincts and cultural references to guide--or misguide--her.--From publisher description.… (mais)
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Título:Special Topics in Calamity Physics
Autores:Marisha Pessl (Autor)
Informação:Viking Adult (2006), Edition: Eighth Edition, 514 pages
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Special Topics in Calamity Physics por Marisha Pessl

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    zhejw: I loved both books, but Pessl's is a notch up in language, character development, and plot. Lockhart's is the place for teens to start.
  5. 10
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    samalots: Also about a group of elite school friends dealing with a mysterious death in their circle
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    sarahemmm: This is worth trying if you like the unusual format of Pessl's book.
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    Lillydarlene: The intensity of friendship that comes with being in high school, and with being an isolated group, with a dark secret in the background. Both of these are good if you've read The Secret History and are hungry for a similar feel.
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A complex narrative that requires patience and commitment to fully grasp the plot and its many deviances. Pessl has a gift with words and, this book being her debut, I'm impressed with her talent.

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  _Marcia_94_ | Sep 21, 2021 |
I rounded up the 3.5 score to a 4.

So, this is a book I started--and stopped--about a year ago. I might have gotten 50ish pages in at best, but the smarmy-I'm-overly-precocious-and-I'm-going-to-prove-it-on-every-page writing style vexed me so much I put it down.

Then [a:Edward Lorn|5751572|Edward Lorn|https://images.gr-assets.com/authors/1480197560p2/5751572.jpg] wrote a glowing review, so I thought, Hey, what the hell, maybe I was wrong. I'll give it another go.. Now, knowing myself as I do, I made sure, this time, to get my hands on an audiobook version, simply because I can overlook said smarmy style a little better with someone relentlessly reading it into my ears.

It's still smarmy, but after a while...like, for me, about half the book...I finally got a little more attuned to it. I still don't like it, I still don't see exactly the purpose it served, but fine. I can deal with it.

The story itself is essentially to present the character of Hanna, then deepen the mystery around her. That's lovely, but the reader truly doesn't get to see Hanna until halfway in. Before then, there are an awful lot of side roads and blind alleys--all lovingly notated--to stumble down before ever getting to the main story. Pessl seems to want to imbue every character, no matter how minor, with a wealth of quirk, and it simply becomes tiresome.

And, to be honest, buried under all those side road dead ends and quirkiness overload, lies a fairly predictable story, to be honest.

So, why does this book rate a 3.5? Only because, somewhere under all the shit, there's actually an engaging story in there. If this book had been trimmed by 200 pages, I would have shouted from the rooftops about it. Instead, it's an exercise in mining to extract both the story and, at times, flat out gorgeous writing and turns of phrase, from all the excessively detailed monologuery.

So, here's my final say about this book: it reads very much like an unmedicated, overly-OCD Donna Tartt novel. If that's your bag, you'll dig this. Otherwise, stay away.

Thoughts after the review: Sorry, so apparently the above isn't my final say, because I somehow forgot the exam that closed the book. And that pulled the score from a nebulous 4 down to a firm 3. It was stupid and felt, to me, like a gimmicky add-on suggested by an editor with too much time on their hands, or by Pessl herself thinking, Hmmmm, how to I outsmarm all the previous 500 pages of smarmyness? I KNOW!

No.

...just...no. ( )
  TobinElliott | Sep 3, 2021 |
What to say about this book? Maybe the best thing to say is I rated it two stars because I liked it but only in the sense that I didn't absolutely hate it.

Having read Pessl's [b:Night Film|18770398|Night Film|Marisha Pessl|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1397425352s/18770398.jpg|15182838] before I read this, I did notice a pattern of open-endedness to her work. Many things left unanswered by the author so that the reader's own mind fills in the blanks. But where Night Film offered up identifiable characters that I felt connected to, thus, making me want to fill in the blanks, I was just left not caring enough about Blue or anyone else in Special Topics to bother thinking that hard about it. ( )
  SkeezixReviewsBooks | Jul 20, 2021 |
It's no secret that I think all books are too long and in need of a good edit. This book, however, had such huge swathes of worthless babble it's hard to believe I stuck with it to the end. Considering how WOEFULLY undeveloped yet horrendously dislikeable all the characters were, you'd have thought it would've been considerably shorter. I mean, why write one sentence when five or six pages will do? However, I am willing to concede that perhaps I am pedestrian in my desire for the author to JUST GET ON WITH THE STORY for crying out loud. Sorry - it's not her, it's me. ( )
  MuggleBorn930 | Jul 11, 2021 |
Special Topics in Calamity Physics by Marisha Pessl (2006) ( )
  arosoff | Jul 10, 2021 |
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Her exhilarating synthesis of the classic and the modern, frivolity and fate — “Pnin” meets “The O.C.” — is a poetic act of will. Never mind jealous detractors: virtuosity is its own reward. And this skylarking book will leave readers salivating for more.

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A darkly funny coming-of-age novel and a richly plotted suspense tale told through the distinctive voice of its heroine, Blue van Meer. After a childhood moving from one academic outpost to another with her father (a man prone to aphorisms and meteoric affairs), Blue is clever, deadpan, and possessed of a vast lexicon of literary, political, philosophical, and scientific knowledge--and is quite the cinéaste to boot. In her final year of high school at the élite (and unusual) St. Gallway School in Stockton, North Carolina, Blue falls in with a charismatic group of friends and their captivating teacher, Hannah Schneider. But when the drowning of one of Hannah's friends and the shocking death of Hannah herself lead to a confluence of mysteries, Blue is left to make sense of it all with only her gimlet-eyed instincts and cultural references to guide--or misguide--her.--From publisher description.

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