You Shall Know Our Velocity!
Just finished "You Shall Know Our Velocity!" by Dave Eggers. I love the McSweeney's stuff, but I didn't read his "Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius." YSKOV is his first novel, and it's amazing. It's common enough for a writer to give us an unreliable narrator, but here the reliability comes into question very very late in the book, and takes what was already murky and leaves you questioning nearly everything you've read. Fascinating idea, and it really works. Beyond that, I can't tell you anything without ruining the book, but there are some real gems of dialogue, and he presents some vignettes that are perfect replicas of what is like to be a boy, a young man. Even if the book hadn't come together, those would be enough.
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