Tuesday, September 1, 2009


Remainder Remainder by Tom McCarthy

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Weird, intriguing, disturbing, monotonous, and did I mention weird? The beginning of the book starts you off knowing something happens to the author, but has been sworn to secrecy. It is about a man who is involved in an accident of some kind (again, he can't talk about it) and then receives a HUGE sum of money for enduring all the pain and suffering. So what is he going to do with all that money? He begins trying to find that piece of happiness he so longs for. That place of normalcy. It is happiness he seeks, yet it is weirdness he invokes. His life becomes one big reenactment. All the while, I kept thinking that we would eventually find out what happened to him and is he mentally insane or just on his way?

I walked away from it wondering what happens to him and where does he go from there??? And why don't we ever find out his name???

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