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ISBN13: 9780811219433
ISBN10: 0811219437
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jscholni, March 30, 2012 (view all comments by jscholni)
I read this book because it was doing so well in the Tournament of Books and beating out some of my favorites. I was not disappointed. A very funny satire on the modern office.
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I read this book because it was doing so well in the Tournament of Books and beating out some of my favorites. I was not disappointed. A very funny satire on the modern office.
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Krasread, January 13, 2012 (view all comments by Krasread)
Fabulous and hilarious. Tore through it lustfully.
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Bill Hughes, January 12, 2012 (view all comments by Bill Hughes)
This is the best satirical novel I've read in a very long time, probably the best ever since Catch-22. Absolutely hilarious. The way that she has taken a completely taboo topic and turned it in to a valid (in the book) approach for dealing with a troublesome problem facing "big business" is masterful. Just buy it and read it.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780811219433
Author:
DeWitt, Helen
Publisher:
New Directions Publishing Corporation
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20111031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8 x 5.38 in

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Product details 192 pages New Directions Publishing Corporation - English 9780811219433 Reviews:
"Review" by , "In Lightning Rods, the nonperil Helen DeWitt has written a hilarious and pretty near perfect novel about...well, about selling and sex and the sound of the stories we tell ourselves, and of the stories we tell ourselves about the stories we tell ourselves, and of the stories we sell to others to help them have another story to sell to themselves, and about...did I mention sex? Lightning Rods is a strange and ingenious and happy-about-the-state-literature-making book."
"Review" by , "Helen DeWitt shocks the reader with her intelligence. Lightning Rods, an exploration of the collective Id, is as lucid, methodical, and elegantly argued as a mathematical proof. It is also unremittingly filthy. DeWitt begins with a premise and goes on to think everything thinkable about it. A weird, generous, hilarious marvel."
"Review" by , "Lightning Rods is one of the funniest, most unlikely, and most pleasurable novels I have ever read. If Henry Ford and Henry Miller got together to write a book, the result would be something like this."
"Review" by , "Savagely funny and wilfully provocative, Lightning Rods sees Helen DeWitt lets her fearless imagination run riot. A satirist up there with Swift and Orwell."
"Synopsis" by , The long-awaited second novel by the author of "arguably the most exciting debut novel of the decade: ." (Sam Anderson, ).
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