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Pretty much all the supporting characters in this novel are exaggerated stereotypes.
This is one of those special novels that will leave you so impressed that you will want to, need to, recommend it to other reading friends.
So much of them seem like asides Walter has scribbled down in a notebook and doesn't know what else to do with.
Amazingly well crafted surreal look at our culture, vengeance, the craziness that overtook the national psyche after 9/11. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Kate
9/11 has a defining character. He's Brian Remy. A former cop who shot himself in the head in a failed suicide attempt, he is our post-9/11 everyman: amnesic, concerned, confused,... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Mark O'Brien
If you enjoyed The Trial by Kafka you will enjoy this. Both are must reads. Some have commented about the disjointedness of The Zero - there is a storyline running through the... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Chris
I really like Jess Walter. He writes quick, enjoyable, funny, authentic stories whose emotional value sneaks up on you. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Matt M. Martin
The mind can play tricks. Did it happen? Is it happening? Dead? Alive? Walter makes you think about time and space.Published 10 months ago by M. Davila-Ryan
I’m running through various award winning authors, and this guy’s name popped up. My library didn’t have ‘Citizen Vince,’ so I thought I’d give this a go. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Trevor Kettlewell
Really interesting approach to 9/11 - story told from the perspective of a cop who can't really remember what happened, and blacks out periodically, coming back to awareness in... Read morePublished 12 months ago by E. Maselli
And depressing. Well, modern writing at its best eh? I finished the novel but would not recommend it to anyone. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Nell