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Special Topics In Calamity Physics by Marisha Pessl


"The mesmerizing New York Times bestseller by the author of Night Film

Marisha Pessl’s dazzling debut sparked raves from critics and heralded the arrival of a vibrant new voice in American fiction. At the center of Special Topics in Calamity Physics is clever, deadpan Blue van Meer, who has a head full of literary, philosophical, scientific, and cinematic knowledge. But she could use some friends. Upon entering the elite St. Gallway School, she finds some—a clique of eccentrics known as the Bluebloods. One drowning and one hanging later, Blue finds herself puzzling out a byzantine murder mystery. Nabokov meets Donna Tartt (then invites the rest of the Western Canon to the party) in this novel—with visual aids drawn by the author—that has won over readers of all ages."

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  • Eden

    529 pages are too long for me to read in December. Sorry I can't make it.

    December 6, 2013

    • Eden

      You hosted 4 months in 2013. Let's see if someone else wants a chance. I have a book I'm finishing that we can do, and I only hosted one month last year if no one steps up.

      December 13, 2013

    • Greg C.

      Eden, no one else had any books to host at the meeting. Please post your book so we can get started. We are already over a week behind. We also need to pick a book for February so we can stay ahead of it.

      December 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am just not making progress on the book. Still on the first chapter!

    December 15, 2013

    • Greg C.

      You just need to get past the first 70 pages and then it gets going

      1 · December 17, 2013

  • Mike T.

    I enjoyed reading this book!

    December 17, 2013

  • David G.

    Can't make the meeting tonight but I really enjoyed the meeting

    December 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am just not making progress on the book. Still on the first chapter!

    December 15, 2013

  • Mark

    I am going to have to miss movie tonight - reading away at "Calamity" !

    December 12, 2013

  • David G.

    great book just finished it!

    BTW are we back to Hy-Vee are at Carlos Okelly?

    December 5, 2013

  • David G.

    just got the book downloaded to ibooks

    October 31, 2013

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