Special Topics in Calamity Physics by Marisha Pessl
Reviewed by Yvonne Zipp
Christian Science Monitor
"Reading group discussion questions aside, most of us don't like being quizzed on our summer reading. So, it takes real chutzpah to stick a final exam at the end of a book — particularly when the book in question is a debut novel. Chutzpah, Marisha Pessl has — and in abundance. Her thoroughly impressive debut, Special Topics in Calamity Physics, is a murder mystery/coming-of-age story that is organized as a course on great books, complete with copious annotations (both real and made up), visual aids (deliberately, I hope, amateurish pencil drawings), and the aforementioned exam." Read the entire Christian Science Monitor review.