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Seven Types of Ambiguity

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 4, 2006

    Absolutely Absorbing

    This is one of the most beautifully written contemporary books I have ever read. Not only does Perlman have an astonishing and humbling command of the English language but he is a master storyteller as well. The 'ambiguity' makes this an unpredictable, page-turning read. This is the first book of Perlman's I have read and I am hungry for more.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 12, 2005

    Awesome

    I bought this book looking for something different with a decent level of literary value. I was tired of reading Stephen King, James Patterson, and the like of blockbuster authors. This book has a great 'indie' feel to it and completely absorbs the reader into an atypical storyline. I can't wait to pick up Perlman's book of short stories. I love the way he writes his complex characters and I love how different this book is. If you liked the movie Closer, you will LOVE this book.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 15, 2005

    Absolutely Stunning

    WOW!!! I just finished this book and loved it. The way that the story is told from seven different perspectives added a level of depth to the story rarely achieved in literature. This is definitely one of the best books I have ever read. When I finished the last page, I immediately flipped back to page 1 to start it again.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 4, 2012

    One of, if not the, best books I've ever read, plain and simple.

    One of, if not the, best books I've ever read, plain and simple. Definitely worth the read. I cannot recommend it more highly. Bravo Perlman, bravo.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 2, 2009

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    A contemporary favorite

    Not many authors can pull off the first person, much less the second. Perlman's novel not only has an excellent plot and excellent character development but with the perogatives written in either the first or second person he adds an additional layer of complexity to the novel. I found the last chapter that inteded to tie up the story a little self-indulgent, though I'm glad not many ends were left hanging. This is by far his best work yet. His short stories start to sound the same after you've read the third or fourth one. And Three Dollars was a quick read, lacking the complexity and originality that I enjoyed so much with Seven Types of Ambiguity.

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  • Posted February 1, 2012

    A unique and stimulating read for those interested in the human condition!

    Perlman's unique style (the same story told from different perspectives)explores modern society and the significance of personal impact. He denies the de rigeur style/template so prevalent in popular writers today.

    On a personal level Seven Types of Ambiguity resonated as work that refused to take a short cut, instead mirroring the pace of everyday life - I was riveted throughout, constantly impatient for the story to unfold.

    If you value individual integrity... and believe it important that each of us should be aware of/acountable for our actions, this book is for you!

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