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I didn't get one The last section of "C", which happens in post-WW I Egypt, illustrates how I felt about the book.
Throughout the author seems more interested in displaying his own erudition and (failed) inventiveness than in any sort of believable character or plot development.
Many parts of it were undeniably brilliant in conception and in writing, and I found myself really wanting to be swept into the book and to feel admiration for it.
My one-star rating pretty well sums up my feeling about this book.Published 7 months ago by Barbara Gibbs
C has all the ingredients to be another Gravity's Rainbow: war, technology, sex, drugs, intrigue, prison escapes, and a touch of the mystical and supernatural. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Steven Davis
Tom McCarthy's C is a rewarding challenge. The novel focuses on Serge Carrefax who is a bit of a zelig--the story is not really boy meets world, but rather boy exists in world and... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Elizabeth Hendry
"C" is the biography of a certain Serge Carrefax. Narrated in the present tense, it adequately begins with the protagonist's birth in a beautiful and strange manor in the English... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Guillermo Maynez
Readers who already enjoy Tom McCarthy's books will be easy to sell on "C" and they will be satisfied. Read morePublished 21 months ago by gtra1n
This was one strange story. I had a difficult time following the story. I read the entire book, but wanted to put it down more than once. This was not the story for me.Published 22 months ago by KATHI
"A" is for angst. "B" is for belief or the lack thereof. And "C" is for communication or ditto. So what will "D" stand for? My vote is for "Dyslexia."Published 22 months ago by Patrick Odaniel
Some novels are plot-books: You read to see what happens. This is not that kind of book. Some novels are character-books: You come to know and understand the central character, and... Read morePublished on February 3, 2013 by gammyraye
C is, without a doubt, one of the most frustratingly brilliant and beautifully wearisome novels I've read in a very long time, if ever. Read morePublished on August 1, 2012 by Mark Eremite