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Ed King [With Earbuds]

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  • Posted October 15, 2011

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    This is a brilliant satirical modernization of Sophocles' Oedipus Rex

    In 1962 Seattle, thirtyish actuary Walter Cousins' wife Lydia suffers a nervous breakdown. He hires teenage English exchange student Diane Burroughs as an au pair to take care of his two kids, four years old Barry and three years old Tina. A week into her employment, he is sleeping with her. Diane becomes pregnant but vanishes with her newborn.

    For years afterward, Walter sends child support payments to Diane for a child he has not seen. He remains ignorant to the fact that Diane abandoned her infant. Alice and Dan King adopt Ed; he is raised in a nurturing reformed Jewish family. As a teen Ed gets into a fatal highway incident, but walks away shaken only and has an affair with a high school teacher. He becomes a brilliant mathematician working on the field of search. Diane and Ed meet at the same exhibit she attended years earlier with Walter and his kids. They are attracted to one another even as his firm Pythia becomes mega. However, his genome mapping leads him to much of the truth about who he is not.

    This is a brilliant satirical modernization of Sophocles' Oedipus Rex in which the Gods are computers and fate is avarice fueled by happenchance that brings womanizing Walter, Diane the con artist, and Ed the older woman lover with a Freudian Oedipus Complex together. The three protagonists are not likable individuals yet their human foibles make for a fascinating, often amusing lampooning of contemporary relationships.

    Harriet Klausner

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2014

    Maddie

    Keep going!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2014

    Great!

    Cool!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 6, 2014

    Zack

    Good job! Keep it up!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 6, 2014

    Lifetime Of Memories- Part Two (Edd)

    I smiled widely as I closed my laptop. She's actually coming back! Everything is going perfect since the last two years after that summer. I had gotten perfect grades, working on plenty of animations, and so much more! What I also remember is Tord and Mary actually starting going out and they planned that Mary is gonna move in with Tord. I was so happy! I skipped down the street to Tom's house. Just then, Tom opened the door before I could knock. "Inside, Loverboy." He said and I skipped in. "Tom, I'm in more love with Claire." I announced. "Didn't think that was possible." He said sarcasticlly. "It turns out she and her friends are moving here!" I said dreamily. "Cool." He said nonchelantly. I siged dreamily again and stared at the ceiling. "Tom, I think I have a serious case of Love!" I said, giggling. Tom rolled his eyeless sockets and dragged by my feet outside. "Tell the world!" He said. I stood up and smiled. "I AM IN DEEP LOVE!" I yelled. Claire and I could always hang out now! The best night of my life. I started dancing and giggling like crazy. I immediately thought of te one time where we kissed in the rain after Frozen. Such a good movie. I got my phone out and checked the time. 4:30. I ran home to Skype Claire. I am so dumb. Guess that's falling deeper in love. ((Wrap it up up up Wrap it up up up))

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  • Posted January 18, 2013

    His best book yet!

    A child given up at birth. Characters so richly drawn that the reader feels he knows them all personally. Intrigue that keeps you reading to see what will happen next. And payback? Enough of that to leave you reviewing your own life and hoping you were a good boy or girl.

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  • Posted February 24, 2012

    highly recommended

    this is what good fiction should be. It kept me interested and surprised. What an imagination. Loved it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2012

    Fascinating

    Suspensaful and well written, characters were not very likeable, but were always interesting- modern spin on Oedipal tale

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 13, 2011

    fans might like the twists

    Library ebook- plot is better than many other best sellers because of the character build. Entertaining as a light read.

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