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I bought this as a gift for one of my student's parents who has a very astute and enquiring mind. I had read the book in Comp Lit grad school and thought (and still think) it is... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Dinesen
I have only sampled the book so far, but the content I read was very good. It was a section about an art collector who was fooled by con artists. Read morePublished 5 months ago by N. Coppedge
It takes no courage to 5-star a book with this reputation. I stumbled on it in a pile of books two very literarily apt friends were giving away in an annual personal library... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Cecil Bothwell
Of course Perec’s masterpiece needs no further praise, but I thought I might write a “letter of welcome” for anyone approaching the book for the first time, for those who are... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Guttersnipe Das
A manual of a machine usually begins with the description of the parts and then shows how the machine works. Perec does more or less the same in this book. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Marc L
Many people misinterpret nihilism as only a negative or cynical approach to life and to the cosmos. But with "Life: A User's Manual" (LAUM) I sense that Georges Perec is... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Brian Lehman
Visionary work. Obsessive beatifully detailed but with an overarching sense of narrative. Hard to pull off but Perec did so with style and wit. Read morePublished 24 months ago by Stephen T Burt
I ordered this novel from Amazon by virtue of its near unanimous five star review status. After having read the work in its entirety, I must admit to being somewhat mystified by... Read morePublished on January 28, 2013 by Steven M. Anthony
I hope there could be more books published in the kindle edition about Georges Perec's works. I'm looking forward to it!Published on December 25, 2012 by Wei-Hsun Chen