PDF/EPUB Jess Walter ½ ½ The Zero eBook ´

The Zero.pdf The Zero is a groundbreaking novel a darkly comic snapshot of our times that is already being compared to the works of Franz Kafka and Joseph HellerFrom its opening pages—when hero cop Brian Remy waThe Zero is a groundbreaking novel a darkly comic snapshot of our times that is already being compared to the works of Franz Kafka and Joseph HellerFrom its opening pages—when hero cop Brian Remy wakes up to find he's shot himself in the head—novelist Jess Walter takes us on a harrowing tour of a city and a country shuddering through the aftershocks of a devastating terrorist attack As the smoke slowly clears Remy finds that his memory is skipping lurchi.

Ng between moments of lucidity and days when he doesn't seem to be living his own life at all The landscape around him is at once fractured and oddly familiar a world dominated by a Machiavellian mayor known as The Boss and peopled by gawking celebrities anguished policemen peddling First Responder cereal and pink real estate divas hyping the spoils of tragedy Remy himself has a new girlfriend he doesn't know a son who pretends he's dead and an unsettling ne.

zero ebok The Zero MOBINg between moments of lucidity and days when he doesn't seem to be living his own life at all The landscape around him is at once fractured and oddly familiar a world dominated by a Machiavellian mayor known as The Boss and peopled by gawking celebrities anguished policemen peddling First Responder cereal and pink real estate divas hyping the spoils of tragedy Remy himself has a new girlfriend he doesn't know a son who pretends he's dead and an unsettling ne.

PDF/EPUB Jess Walter ½ ½ The Zero eBook ´

PDF/EPUB Jess Walter ½ ½ The Zero eBook ´ Jess Walter is the author of five novels and one nonfiction book His work has been translated into than 20 languages and his essays short fiction criticism and journalism have been widely published in Details Playboy Newsweek The Washington Post the Los Angeles Times The Boston Globe among many othersWalter also writes screenplays and was the co author of Christopher Darden’s 1996 b

10 thoughts on “The Zero

  1. Betsy Robinson Betsy Robinson says:

    PDF/EPUB Jess Walter ½ ½ The Zero eBook ´ zero ebok, The Zero MOBII admired the Jess Walter books I’ve read previously Citizen Vince Beautiful Ruins We All Live in Water and especially The Financial Lives of Poets but none of them prepared me for the level of gobsmacked I feel after reading The Zero a nightmarish tale of a cop turned agent for a spooky government agency in the aftermath of 911As a New Yorker who dealt with 911 up close even though I assiduously avoided the immediate area the smell was inescapable and one year after the event I found myself in a job in an office whose w


  2. Julie Christine Julie Christine says:

    PDF/EPUB Jess Walter ½ ½ The Zero eBook ´ zero ebok, The Zero MOBII've actively avoided the 911 novel I read a couple in the early years I can't even tell you which they were oh if I thought about it I'd come up with the titles but that's not the point but they pissed me off and so I


  3. Tom LA Tom LA says:

    PDF/EPUB Jess Walter ½ ½ The Zero eBook ´ zero ebok, The Zero MOBIAs some other reviewes here I absolutely love Jess Walter and I think he's one of the very best authors around not only in Spokane WA in the world This book has many layers and like other reviewers I'm afraid I could fully understand these layers only after having read Walter's own comments about the book or a goodreads review by a reader who attended an event where Walter explained this book I'm not sure that is a very good thing I think the big challenge with novels based on a concept the protagonist being the incarnation of the post 911 US with all its schizofrenia and confusion is that they have to work well not only as concepts but also as novels And unfortunatel


  4. Szplug Szplug says:

    PDF/EPUB Jess Walter ½ ½ The Zero eBook ´ zero ebok, The Zero MOBII can't imagine there being anyone who doesn't remember where they were what they were doing who they were with when they first became aware that the World Trade Centre had been struck by passenger jets being used as fuel engorged missiles I had emerged from my bedroom with one of those scotch hangovers that leave you functioning but sandpapery around the edges and stood the


  5. Steve Steve says:

    PDF/EPUB Jess Walter ½ ½ The Zero eBook ´ zero ebok, The Zero MOBIThis may be perverse but part of the appeal of this book was in trying to figure out what makes it worthwhile despite seeming to be so


  6. Rebecca McNutt Rebecca McNutt says:

    PDF/EPUB Jess Walter ½ ½ The Zero eBook ´ zero ebok, The Zero MOBIAt times a clever satire but at its best a poignant novel of a man trying to understand the days after his world shattered The Zero deals with tragedy in a comedic way while still trying to remain relatively tasteful about it


  7. Jason Jason says:

    PDF/EPUB Jess Walter ½ ½ The Zero eBook ´ zero ebok, The Zero MOBImy review this book kicked assmy top five interesting bits learned from having jess walter come to my form theory class to discuss the zero1 nicole the real estate boss speaks in bush isms and the bits you see in the book represent about a 70% reduction in those phrases from what earlier drafts contained2 wasabi marinated duck WMD and zingers yellow cake enriched plu


  8. Lynne Lynne says:

    PDF/EPUB Jess Walter ½ ½ The Zero eBook ´ zero ebok, The Zero MOBIMany people have been turned off by my description of this book when I recommend it to them If you want to read a sort of darkly comic noir ish thriller about a cop who was at Ground Zero and who now may or may not be working for a covert government agency but can't tell because he has all these strange memory gaps then you will like this book


  9. J.M. Fraser J.M. Fraser says:

    PDF/EPUB Jess Walter ½ ½ The Zero eBook ´ zero ebok, The Zero MOBIPolitical satire isn’t Jess Walter’s strong suit The characters in this story are cartoonish mayors police investigators and spies none of whom are believable In addition Walter pokes fun at the post 911 authorities while ignoring that every one of us had become swept up in rampant patriotism and paranoia at the time Remember being inspired by some of Bush’s overly simplistic speeches? Remember using gloves to open your mail? I suppose by the time Walter wrote this novel we had all calmed down and started realizing the country was run by idiotic zealots so he aimed his satire in the direction we were all beginning to point rather than at the American population at large Still I thought his shots at Giuliani were unfair the mayor is never mentioned by name or even referred


  10. Sara Habein Sara Habein says:

    PDF/EPUB Jess Walter ½ ½ The Zero eBook ´ zero ebok, The Zero MOBINot in recent memory have I read a book so enthralling heartbreaking and with such deadpan humor In what he calls his 912 novel Jess Walter’s The Zero follows hero cop Brian Remy who is trying to make sense of the world while also suffering from memory lapses His journey is at once bewildering and mournful and though I’m not one to go on about perfect first lines Walter had me at the outsetThey burst into the sky every bird in creation angry and ag


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