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An Invisible Sign of My Own: A Novel

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2003

    Total Bender

    Fans of Aimee Bender's brand of magical, hilarious and poignant short stories will not be disappointed with this novel. Present are Bender's trademarks: obsessive characters, whimsical situations, witty dialogue, and so much symbolism that you don't know where to begin deciphering her messages. This novel tracks the life of Mona Gray, a young math teacher whose fear of intimacy is salved by her obsessive, compulsive love of numbers. Her mother is a travel agent who has never traveled, her father a man suffering from a mysterious, gray disease. Mona's second grade class is filled with odd, energetic and talkative tikes. You will encounter many bizarre images: a man who wears his mood around his neck; an arm encased in glass. This is a wondrous, fabulist novel that will conjur up strange yet beautiful images months after you've finished reading it.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2000

    What a fresh, funny, crazy book!

    by Aimee Bender. I really enjoyed this book - even though it was very strange. This book does for numbers what Bee Season does for letters. A 20-yr-old math teacher is obsessed with numbers, and ...well, a whole lot of other things. She's very bizarre. I love reading fresh books with fresh characters. It was enjoyable in an odd sort of way. Of course, there is a little love story woven in.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 27, 2000

    A Visible Talent for All Of Us

    Cashing in on the promise of virtuousity on display in her fabulous debut story collection, THE GIRL IN THE FLAMMABLE SKIRT, Ms. Bender has concocted a fable here that seeps into the reader's heart and spleen. She breaks your heart often and mirthfully in this compelling story of a young woman's attempt to 'settle accounts' within her emotionally circumscribed world. At the same time, Bender's prose sets off tiny concussion bombs of feeling in the reader's heart. She pulls you into her reality and makes you see the world through her poignant, painful, compassionate and downright hilarious prism.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2001

    Not just another chick book!

    This is a great story that happens to be about a woman, but is universal at the same time. I found the writing very poetic and moving and a fast, engaging read as well...and there are subtle insights about the ways of the heart that are important for guys as well as for women. Now that it's finally out in paperback, I'm finding that it makes a great gift.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 12, 2012

    Must read!

    Another beautifully written novel by Aimee Bender.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2012

    Dull and boring

    This book tries too hard to be unique and quirky. The book is absolutely boring and the sprinkling of explicit curse words throughout the story is not cool.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 29, 2001

    Vulgar and Uninspiring

    This book is beautifully written, yet I found it vulgar and uninspiring. The aurthor has a talent with words, however the genearl plot of the story is lacking. This book does not make you attached to any of the characters and her descriptions make it impossible to relate or really view the characters as anything but ficticious. I found it an easy read, but a particularly useless one.

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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