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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.
Yesterday afternoon I finished reading The Zero by Jess Walter. This was one of those rare books that had me mesmerized, almost like I was living in the book (a very few movies are... Read morePublished 29 days ago by Harry Wingfield
Amazingly well crafted surreal look at our culture, vengeance, the craziness that overtook the national psyche after 9/11. Read morePublished 7 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 8 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 9 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 11 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 11 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 13 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 13 months ago by E. Maselli