[[ Ebook ]] ➨ War of the Encyclopaedists Author Christopher Robinson – Moi-sosedi.info

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.


10 thoughts on “War of the Encyclopaedists

  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 wa


  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 Micke


  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 s


  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


  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


  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


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    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 sc


  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


  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 unf


  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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