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read mobi å Antkind: A Novel ☆ É charlie kaufman ✓ ❴Epub❵ ❧ Antkind: A Novel Author Charlie Kaufman – Eyltransferservices.co.uk The bold and boundlessly original debut novel from the Oscar winning screenwriter of Being John Malkovich Adaptation Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless The bold and boundlessly original debut novel from the Oscar winning screenwriter of Being John Malkovich Adaptation Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind andSynecdoche New YorkLONGLISTED FOR THE CENTER FOR FICTION FIRST NOVEL PRIZE Adyspeptic satire that owes much to Kurt Vonnegut and Thomas Pynchon propelled by Kaufmans deep imagination considerable writing ability and bulls eye wit The Washington PostAn astonishing creationriotously funny an exceptionally good book The New York Times Book ReviewKaufman is a master of language a sight to beholdNPR B Rosenberger Rosenberg neurotic and underappreciated film critic failed academic filmmaker paramour shoe salesman who sleeps in a sock drawer stumbles upon a hitherto unseen film made by an enigmatic outsidera film hes convinced will change his career trajectory and rock the world of cinema to its core His hands on what is possibly the greatest movie ever madea three month long stop motion masterpiece that took its reclusive auteur ninety years to completeB knows that it is his mission to show it to the rest of humanity The only problem The film is destroyed leaving him the sole witness to its inadvertently ephemeral genius All thats left of this work of art is a single frame from which B must somehow attempt to recall the film that just might be the last great hope of civilization Thus begins a mind boggling journey through the hilarious nightmarescape of a psyche as lushly Kafkaesue as it is atrophied by the relentless spew of Twitter Desperate to impose order on an increasingly nonsensical existence trapped in a self imposed prison of aspirational victimhood and degeneratively inclusive languageB scrambles to re create the lost masterwork while attempting to keep pace with an ever fracturing culture of likes and arbitrary denunciations that are simultaneously his bte noire and his raison dtre A searing indictment of the modern world Antkind is a richly layered meditation on art time memory identity comedy and the very nature of existence itselfthe grain of truth at the heart of every joke I was alerted to the release of this book by a comment on my Facebook Thomas Pynchon fan group It was basically highly sceptical of some critic's claim that this book made Thomas Pynchon read like DrSeuss That would make it a major literary event It doesn't and it's not Nonetheless it is a very funny book As critics like to say it is fiercely intelligent and deeply humane at its root About what you'd expect of a novel penned by the script writer of amongst other things Being John Malkovich and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless MindI was also attracted to the book by its title which promised to feed me fascination with the metaphor of insect societies for the general grotesueries of human society I was hoping for something like William T Vollmann's You Bright and Risen Angels which to my mind was a major literary milestone that went unnoticed Again it wasn't Not a chitinous carapace in sight But as a labyrinthine and zany plotline involving films within dreams within dreams within movies within hypnosis sessions it certainly had echoes of Vollmann's missed masterpiece Having said that the whole thing is taken from the first person POV of a single central character making it not particularly challenging to follow Unlike Pynchon where you're four pages along and you suddenly realise you've been in the head of a completely different character situated at a different place and time and you go back to reread it and after three attempts you're still not sure where the transition occurredOther reviews suggest that it's full of abstruse and obscure allusions As a reader of Joyce and Pynchon i did not find this to be so which i guess defines me as sadly over educated Most of the references are to movie directors Reading it on the Kindle made it very easy to look up anyone's name that was unfamiliar The pace is unrelenting and the comedy never flags or becomes repetitive but that in itself can become exhausting with such a long book I took time out half way through to read a biography of the rock group Soft Machine and then returned to this without any great sense of disruption Does it need to be uite so long? I've not uite reached the end yet so i don't know if there is a punchline or if it's just an endless recursion of shaggy dog stories The guy has a lot to say and he's funny so it doesn't matterAt its essence the comedy is based on the increasing mental contortions that the privileged white male who just wants to be a decent human being has to go through to exist with some kind of dignity in the MeToo BLM era If there is a message then perhaps it is that sure we all need to get 'woke' The the merrier But if that's accomplished with just sanctimonious snarkinees and without a bit of humorous self deprecation then we'll just end up making a world that's no better than the one we are trying to change

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The bold and boundlessly original debut novel from the Oscar winning screenwriter of Being John Malkovich Adaptation Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind andSynecdoche New YorkLONGLISTED FOR THE CENTER FOR FICTION FIRST NOVEL PRIZE Adyspeptic satire that owes much to Kurt Vonnegut and Thomas Pynchon propelled by Kaufmans deep imagination considerable writing ability and bulls eye wit The Washington PostAn astonishing creationriotously funny an exceptionally good book The New York Times Book ReviewKaufman is a master of language a sight to beholdNPR B Rosenberger Rosenberg neurotic and underappreciated film critic failed academic filmmaker paramour shoe salesman who sleeps in a sock drawer stumbles upon a hitherto unseen film made by an enigmatic outsidera film hes convinced will change his career trajectory and rock the world of cinema to its core His hands on what is possibly the greatest movie ever madea three month long stop motion masterpiece that took its reclusive auteur ninety years to completeB knows that it is his mission to show it to the rest of humanity The only problem The film is destroyed leaving him the sole witness to its inadvertently ephemeral genius All thats left of this work of art is a single frame from which B must somehow attempt to recall the film that just might be the last great hope of civilization Thus begins a mind boggling journey through the hilarious nightmarescape of a psyche as lushly Kafkaesue as it is atrophied by the relentless spew of Twitter Desperate to impose order on an increasingly nonsensical existence trapped in a self imposed prison of aspirational victimhood and degeneratively inclusive languageB scrambles to re create the lost masterwork while attempting to keep pace with an ever fracturing culture of likes and arbitrary denunciations that are simultaneously his bte noire and his raison dtre A searing indictment of the modern world Antkind is a richly layered meditation on art time memory identity comedy and the very nature of existence itselfthe grain of truth at the heart of every joke Antkind has the most ideas I’ve ever encountered in a novel The sheer velocity of those ideas is truly a sight to behold It shattered my mind but also made me laugh on almost every page It is filled with sadness and searching observations abouteverything? It’s a profoundly interior book but simultaneously one of the most expansive things I’ve ever read Kaufman’s prose is just beautifulIt’s bananas I think it might be a masterpiece actually It’s still growing in my brain A monumental achievement

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Antkind A NovelThe bold and boundlessly original debut novel from the Oscar winning screenwriter of Being John Malkovich Adaptation Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind andSynecdoche New YorkLONGLISTED FOR THE CENTER FOR FICTION FIRST NOVEL PRIZE Adyspeptic satire that owes much to Kurt Vonnegut and Thomas Pynchon propelled by Kaufmans deep imagination considerable writing ability and bulls eye wit The Washington PostAn astonishing creationriotously funny an exceptionally good book The New York Times Book ReviewKaufman is a master of language a sight to beholdNPR B Rosenberger Rosenberg neurotic and underappreciated film critic failed academic filmmaker paramour shoe salesman who sleeps in a sock drawer stumbles upon a hitherto unseen film made by an enigmatic outsidera film hes convinced will change his career trajectory and rock the world of cinema to its core His hands on what is possibly the greatest movie ever madea three month long stop motion masterpiece that took its reclusive auteur ninety years to completeB knows that it is his mission to show it to the rest of humanity The only problem The film is destroyed leaving him the sole witness to its inadvertently ephemeral genius All thats left of this work of art is a single frame from which B must somehow attempt to recall the film that just might be the last great hope of civilization Thus begins a mind boggling journey through the hilarious nightmarescape of a psyche as lushly Kafkaesue as it is atrophied by the relentless spew of Twitter Desperate to impose order on an increasingly nonsensical existence trapped in a self imposed prison of aspirational victimhood and degeneratively inclusive languageB scrambles to re create the lost masterwork while attempting to keep pace with an ever fracturing culture of likes and arbitrary denunciations that are simultaneously his bte noire and his raison dtre A searing indictment of the modern world Antkind is a richly layered meditation on art time memory identity comedy and the very nature of existence itselfthe grain of truth at the heart of every joke Really funny but it badly needed an editor as it's repetitive and meandering Get it to five hundred pages and it's a five star book