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You Shall Know Our Velocity!

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

I love this book

This novel is a story for the sake of a story. It is an amazingly fluid read for a story so broken apart and interrupted. I suppose it mirrors reality that way, though. Our days pass regardless of the rambling, wayward notions of our minds. Eggers always deliver...
This novel is a story for the sake of a story. It is an amazingly fluid read for a story so broken apart and interrupted. I suppose it mirrors reality that way, though. Our days pass regardless of the rambling, wayward notions of our minds. Eggers always delivers that sort of steam of consciousness narration without becoming unreadable. Overall, this is a beautiful story to read, not because Will and Hand are great but because they are human, and restless, and doing something.

posted by Anonymous on May 3, 2008

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3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

This is not a negative review

Well it appears that Mr. Eggers has written a novel. Some critics did their jobs and criticized the book. That hurt Dave's feelings and he got a little defensive. It is understandable that an ego that large would also be so fragile. I read his 'Work of Genius' and found...
Well it appears that Mr. Eggers has written a novel. Some critics did their jobs and criticized the book. That hurt Dave's feelings and he got a little defensive. It is understandable that an ego that large would also be so fragile. I read his 'Work of Genius' and found it to be so. Aside from what some people call 'literary fireworks' (a phrase I do not understand because fireworks are amazing and a drawing of a stapler somehow is not), I found the narration to be innovative and of course rather amusing. I expected a little more from Eggers for his first real novel. The story is rather creative, but he needs to tighten his language. Dave tends to ramble a bit from time to time, eating up 20-30 pages. For some people, this is why they love Dave. For me, it makes me wish that Dave would write the book that we all know he is capable of writing. I have faith in you Dave Eggers, you are one of the few who actually know something about writing and you already have many imitators who are not nearly at your level. Please write the novel I know you can write. I am tired of reading James Frey.

posted by Anonymous on September 18, 2003

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 18, 2003

    This is not a negative review

    Well it appears that Mr. Eggers has written a novel. Some critics did their jobs and criticized the book. That hurt Dave's feelings and he got a little defensive. It is understandable that an ego that large would also be so fragile. I read his 'Work of Genius' and found it to be so. Aside from what some people call 'literary fireworks' (a phrase I do not understand because fireworks are amazing and a drawing of a stapler somehow is not), I found the narration to be innovative and of course rather amusing. I expected a little more from Eggers for his first real novel. The story is rather creative, but he needs to tighten his language. Dave tends to ramble a bit from time to time, eating up 20-30 pages. For some people, this is why they love Dave. For me, it makes me wish that Dave would write the book that we all know he is capable of writing. I have faith in you Dave Eggers, you are one of the few who actually know something about writing and you already have many imitators who are not nearly at your level. Please write the novel I know you can write. I am tired of reading James Frey.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 15, 2004

    Pretty Good.

    This is what it is. I think it's a well written book that maybe (maybe) tries a little too hard to be clever. It's better than some books out there and worse than others.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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