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Degree to which our access to the truth is always mediated by a set of veils or screens with any world built on those truths inherently unstable A corporate ethnographer U is tasked with writing the Great Report an ell encompassing document that would sum up our era Yet at every turn he feels himself overwhelmed by the ubiuity of data lost in buffer zones wandering through crowds of apparitions Madison the woman he is seeing is increasingly elusive much like the particulars in the case of the recent pa I understand why people don t like this book that much but I don t completely understand people who hate it I mean at some points there is nothing that exceptional But at others it delivers these moments of clarity and insight that I have never seen put down in words before And the connected nature of the storytelling and what U as a narrator is examining was incredibly interesting and thought provoking He s not a particularly interesting character though He has virtually no personality which really allows you to just absorb his thoughts and notes with a sort of objective understanding I found it for such a short book to be uite insightful and still leave me with uestions of my own to ponder I don t think it s award worthy but there s something to it that s re examining fiction narrative the world these really big concepts in a fresh way

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Satin Island

Rachutist's death with which U is obsessed Add to that his longstanding obsession with South Pacific cargo cults and his developing inexplicable interest in oil spills As he begins to wonder if the Great Report might remain a shapeless oozing plasma his senses are startled awake by a dream of an apocalyptic cityscape In  Satin Island Tom McCarthy captures as only he can the way we experience our world our efforts to find meaning or just to stay awake and discern the narratives we think of as our live This book gained a lot of publicity last year and seems to have divided opinion Having heard talk of how McCarthy was reshaping the form of the novel I was a little surprised how much this retained a traditional fictional structure even though much of it does consist of semi random musings on various oddities of modern life and how they might be interpreted by an anthropologist such as the narrator U who works for a shadowy corporation on a grand unifying project to understand and control the structures and patterns that underlie ordinary behaviourIt is always readable and does contain sections that are insightful but overall it felt a little directionless and I am not convinced it amounts to much

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From the author of Remainder the major feature film adaption of which will be released in and C short listed for the Booker Prize and winner of the Windham Campbell Prize a novel that promises to give us the first and last word on the world modern postmodern whatever world you think you are living inWhen we first meet U our narrator he is waiting out a delay in the Turin airport Clicking through corridors of trivia on his laptop he stumbles on information about the Shroud of Turin and is struck by the Flashes of brilliance amid interminable shite


10 thoughts on “Satin Island

  1. says:

    What an utterly boring and navel gazing novel This was longlisted for the Man Booker In this novel we follow a character named U no really he's called fucking U while he wonders and ponders for 200ish pages I applaud this n

  2. says:

    Flashes of brilliance amid interminable shite

  3. says:

    Jonathan Lethem discussing his resistance to rereading Don DeLillo wrote that he's either as great as I thought he was when I thought he made all other writing look silly or he's a total disaster I thought of that uote often as I read Satin Island I don't know how to talk about this book other than to say I think it's a masterpiece How can this plotless novel with a nameless protagonist who spends the course of the book

  4. says:

    Wow is this good It's a strange lean little novelessay that has an incredibly interesting plot that it takes care to never actually show you much of the critical work I've found on here is about that plot which is funny The meandering little linked essays recall Sebald and stand as a refutation to 1004 which I liked but seems blo

  5. says:

    Events If you want those you'd best stop reading nowAbout 14 pages in McCarthy issues this warning and you should really take it seriously If you have trouble reading books without things like interesting plots memorable characters evocative settings romance pacing or normal narrative structures in general then McCarthy is not for you Seriously turn back nowMcCarthy doesn't write; he strolls He finds joy in things a step below th

  6. says:

    I understand why people don't like this book that much but I don't completely understand people who hate it I mean at some points there is nothing that exceptional But at others it delivers these moments of clarity and insight that I have never seen put down in words before And the connected nature of the storytelling and what U as a narrator is examining was incredibly interesting and thought provoking He's not a parti

  7. says:

    I give this book one star as a desperate cry for attention which I figure is okay since the book's blurb describes SI as an unnerving

  8. says:

    This book gained a lot of publicity last year and seems to have divided opinion Having heard talk of how McCarthy was reshaping the form of the novel I was a little surprised how much this retained a traditional fictional structure even though much of it does consist of semi random musings on various oddities of modern lif

  9. says:

    This little corner of the internet this niche on a server somewhere in Thailand or Romania or wherever the digital archive that is connected with ·Karen·'s GR account is situated what do you reckon is that my little piece of immortality How long after my death will these meandering reviews of books I have read since 2008 be stored I wonderI loved thisA running riff throughout the narrative is the story of a parachutist's death w

  10. says:

    “The first move of any strategy of cultural production he’d say must be to liberate things – objects situations systems – into uselessness” ― Tom McCarthy Satin Island I'm going to bounce back and forth between three and f

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