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Special Topics in Calamity Physics


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ISBN13: 9780141024325
ISBN10: 0141024321
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Dazzling, (People) Exuberant, (Vogue) marvelously entertaining, (The Dallas Morning News) Marisha Pessl's mesmerizing debut has critics raving and heralds the arrival of a vibrant new voice in American fiction. At the center of this cracking good read4 is clever, deadpan Blue van Meer, who has a head full of literary, philosophical, scientific, and cinematic knowledge. But she could use some friends. Upon entering the elite St. Gallway school, she finds some-a clique of eccentrics known as the Bluebloods. One drowning and one hanging later, Blue finds herself puzzling out a byzantine murder mystery. Nabokov meets Donna Tartt (then invites the rest of the Western Canon to the party) in this novel-with visual aids drawn by the author-that has won over readers of all ages.

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Ailana, May 27, 2010 (view all comments by Ailana)
Don't be put off by the very scientific title: Special Topics is about a teenage girl and is part social critique and part mystery. The very clever author annotates all the ideas and books the main character writes about, in first person, which adds an element of fun and reality. A brilliant father, a mysterious teacher, and a group of four unusual high school friends--this book has it all and more. I loved it.
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Pessl, Marisha
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Popular Fiction-Suspense
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