[PDF] ✎ War of the Encyclopaedists ⚡ Christopher Robinson – Anguillais.us

War of the Encyclopaedists In A Superb, Rare Literary Collaboration, Two Major New Talents Join Their Voices To Tell The Story Of A Generation At A Crossroads, And A Friendship That Stretches Over Continents And Crises From The Liberal Arena Of Boston Academia To The Military Occupation Of Iraq In This Ambitious And Electrifying Debut Novel.On A Summer Night, In The Arty Enclave Of Capitol Hill, Seattle, Best Friends Mickey Montauk And Halifax Corderoy Throw One Last Blowout Party Before Their Lives Part Ways At Twenty Three, They Had Planned To Move Together To Boston For Graduate School, But Global Events Have Intervened Montauk Has Just Learned That His National Guard Unit Will Deploy To Baghdad At The End Of The Summer In The Confusion Of This Altered Future, Corderoy Is Faced With A Moral Dilemma His Girlfriend Mani Has Just Been Evicted And He Must Decide Whether Or Not To Abandon Her When She Needs Him Most He Turns To Montauk For Help His Decision That Night, And Its Harrowing Outcome, Sets In Motion A Year That Will Transform All Three Of Them.Months Later, Corderoy And Montauk Grapple With Their New Identities As Each Deals With His Own Muted Disappointment In Boston, Corderoy Finds Himself Unable To Play The Game Of Intellectual One Upmanship With The Ease And Grace Of His New Roommate Tricia, A Harvard Graduate Student And Budding Human Rights Activist Half A World Away, In Baghdad, Montauk Struggles To Lead His Platoon Safely Through An Increasingly Violent And Irrational War As Their Lives Move Further Away From Their Shared Dream, Corderoy And Montauk Keep In Touch With One Another By Editing A Wikipedia Article About Themselves Smart And Funny Updates That Morph And Deepen Throughout The Year, Culminating In A Document That Is Both Devastatingly Tragic And Profoundly Poetic.Fast Moving And Compulsively Readable, War Of The Encyclopaedists Beats With The Energetic Pulse Of Idealistic Youth On The Threshold Of Adult Reality A Wise And Wise Assed First Novelwith Sweep And Heart And Humor Mary Karr, Author Of Liar S Club And Lit It Is The Vital, Urgent, And Utterly Absorbing Lament Of A New Generation Searching For Meaning And Hope In A Fractured World.

[PDF] ✎ War of the Encyclopaedists  ⚡ Christopher  Robinson – Anguillais.us
  • Hardcover
  • 435 pages
  • War of the Encyclopaedists
  • Christopher Robinson
  • English
  • 12 July 2018
  • 1476775427

    10 thoughts on “[PDF] ✎ War of the Encyclopaedists ⚡ Christopher Robinson – Anguillais.us


  1. says:

    Not quite sure what went wrong here but it just didn t click for me on any level Perhaps the tag team authorship led the story narrative astray but it just seemed the can t miss titleThe War of The Encyclopaedists never could sustain my attention long enough to convey the story which is simply way too thin to occupy nearly 500 pages it seemed like Robinson and Kovite had a tough time sorting through what is novel worthy, so opted to throw in everything that both wrote whether or not worth Not quite sure what went wrong here but it just didn t click for me on any level Perhaps the tag team authorship led the story narrative astray but it just seemed the can t miss titleThe War of The Encyclopaedists never could sustain my attention long enough to convey the story which is simply way too thin to occupy nearly 500 pages it seemed like Robinson and Kovite had a tough time sorting through what is novel worthy, so opted to throw in everything that both wrote whether or not worth reading Of the two plot threads, between two college chums from Seattle, the one who enlists in the reserves, Mickey Montauk, who s found himself n the National Guard to guard Saddam Hussein s Palace circa 2004 has the muchcompelling of the two stories, Befo...


  2. says:

    In this postmodern satire, two Seattle hipsters must face reality when one of them leaves to fight in the Iraq War Halifax Corderoy and Mickey Montauk mark the summer of 2004 by hosting one their infamous themed parties as The Encyclopaedists It s the end of an era for these drug loving pals Mickey, a National Guardsman, has been called to duty in Iraq, and Hal heads to graduate school in Boston From now on they keep in touch by updating their pretentious Encyclopaedists Wikipedia article In this postmodern satire, two Seattle hipsters must face reality when one of them leaves to fight in the Iraq War Halifax Corderoy and Mickey Montauk mark the summer of 2004 by hosting one their infamous themed parties as The Encyclopaedists It s the end of an era for these drug loving pals Mickey, a National Guardsman, has been called to duty in Iraq, and Hal heads to graduate school in Boston From now on they keep in touch by updating their pretentious Encyclopaedists Wikipedia article an armour of formal diction and an...


  3. says:

    Want to make a novel feel current, but not too current Set it roughly ten years in the past before the rise of smartphones, Facebook and Twitter What you re left with is a world that s both familiar yet far enough removed to feel periodic.Before Halifax and his best friend Mickey Montauk go their separate ways Hal to graduate school in Boston and Mickey to the front lines of the second Iraq war they vow to stay in touch, making sure their friendship does not suffer due to the distance The Want to make a novel feel current, but not too current Set it roughly ten years in the past before the rise of smartphones, Facebook and Twitter What you re left with is a world that s both familiar yet far enough removed to feel periodic.Before Halifax and his best friend Mickey Montauk go their separate ways Hal to graduate school in Boston and Mickey to the front lines of the second Iraq war they vow to stay in touch, making sure their friendship does not suffer due to the dist...


  4. says:

    Got one fourth of the way in, couldn t make heads nor tails of this I don t know if the book knows itself what it s trying to be Words like pretentious and innocuous come to mind So little substance here, like an unflavorful soup you want to pour some onion salt in and add potatoes I wasn t going to write a review I was so under impressed, butIt s about some guys who are friends and one likes a girl but she ends up with someone else and along the way they work on encyclopedia wikipedi Got one fourth of the way in, couldn t make heads nor tails of this I don t know if the book knows itself what it s trying to be Words like pretentious and innocuous come to mind So little substance here, like an unflavorful soup you want to pour some onion salt in and add potatoes I wasn t going to write a review I was so under impressed, butIt s about some guys who are friends and one likes a girl but she ends up with someone else and along the way they work on encyclopedia wikipedia articles, which at the begin is barely mentioned They talk a lot a...


  5. says:

    One of the best books thus far this year From the beginning of the novel, the two protagonists, merry pranksters who seem to come straight from a Ken Kesey novel, endear themselves to the reader with their sarcastic, wise ass hipster comments and antics Both go off to their respective careers one to the Iraq occupation, the other to grad school MA program in Literature Both are plunged into an existential crises Things get complicated with wives, and girlfriends and art and journalism and w One of the best books thus far this year From the beginning of the novel, the two protagonists, merry pranksters who seem to come straight from a Ken Kesey novel, endear themselves to the reader with their sarcastic, wise ass hipster comments and antics Both go off to their respective careers one to the Iraq occupation, the other to grad school MA program in Literature Both are plunged into an existential crises Things get complicated with wives, and girlfriends and art and journalism and war zones, crossing wires and getting in the wrong bed and marrying the wrong or right people Ambiguity reigns and th...


  6. says:

    This is not the type of novel I am meant to enjoy Even meant as satire, War of the Encyclopaedists just screams I am the product of an MFA writer It flounders in its pretentiousness, then washes up on the rocky shores of but but plot before an errant wave knocks it loose and the undertow drags it out to the sea of irrelevance.Hey, I can write metaphors too Graduate degree, please In all seriousness actually, no, I can t lie to you, Reader I started this review tongue in cheek and w This is not the type of novel I am meant to enjoy Even meant as satire, War of the Encyclopaedists jus...


  7. says:

    Edited to add I got this book for free through a Goodreads Giveaway This is a very smart book about people who are at once smarter and dumber than they think It s an exploration of the existential navel gazing that Generation Y gets caught up in, a result of too much freedom making some of us almost scared to do anything, worried about what we should be doing, how to live up to our potential The characters are full of self doubt that they mostly hide through irony and detachment And then the Edited to add I got this book for free through a Goodreads Giveaway This is a very smart book about people who are at once smarter and dumber than they think It s an exploration of the existential navel gazing that Generation Y gets caught up in, a result of too much freedom making some of us almost scared to do anything, worried about what we should be doing, how to live up to our potential The characters are full of self doubt that they mostly hide through irony and detachment And then the disappointment of life not turning out the way we d hoped It s good stuff I was born in 1985, so I m in the same age group as the characters in the book, and some of their fears and doubts feel familiar to me The book also goes into how war affects a person, with one of the characters serving in Iraq That part of the book is much better than his friend s self pity in university The Iraq stuff is written really, really wel...


  8. says:

    I was gifted a galley copy from the publisher, and blew through this novel in 2 days I found it highly enjoyable The authors chose a unique and fun lense through which to create what is basically a coming of age story The events, emotions, and characters are all easily relatable My only criticism would be that the events already have something of a dated feel 9 11, Iraq war, Kerry Campaign which may hurt the long term readability of the book As a side note I loved the names Luc Dubois I was gifted a galley ...


  9. says:

    Full disclosure the author is a friend of mine.That said, I was hesitant to start reading, imagining the awkward conversation if it were dumb or boring How pleasant then to discover that my fears were completely unfounded This was an absolute joy to read moving, insightful, and playful, with both the unfortunately familiar self absorption and self pity of the post adolescent young man and the confusion and purposelessness of a soldier in wartime faithfully and honestly rendered, two seemin Full disclosure the author is a friend of mine.That said, I was hesitant to start reading, imagining the awkward conversation if it were dumb or boring How pleasant then to discover that my fears were completely unfounded This was an absolute joy to read moving, insightful, and playful, with both the unfortunately familiar self absorption and self pity of the post adolescent young man and the confusion and pur...


  10. says:

    This isn t a perfect book, but its writing is so heartfelt that much like the characters themselves you give it the benefit of the doubt even when the flaws are visible One of the best descriptions I ve read of the simultaneous banality and anxiety ...

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