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    Free read A Gambler's Anatomy Jonathan Lethem Ò 4 Read review ñ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ò Jonathan Lethem Alexander Bruno is a professional backgammon player After a run of bad luck and a chance encounter with a classmate from high school Alexander leaves Singapore for Berlin where he winds up in the hospital after suffering from a seizure of some kind during a game It seems Bruno has a nearly inoperable tumor and only a doctor in the US can do the operation a doctor that lives near Bruno's former classmateI got t

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    (A Gambler's Anatomy) PDF NEW ↠ Jonathan Lethem review ñ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ò Jonathan Lethem A DNF of sorts It went disjointedly repetitive somewhere around the middleThe Berliners all spoke English and ev

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    Free read A Gambler's Anatomy (A Gambler's Anatomy) PDF NEW ↠ Jonathan Lethem review ñ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ò Jonathan Lethem Not everything needed to rise to converge It could just drift together into the indiscernible middle and bewilder you Jonathan Letham A Gambler's AnatomyThe I read of Jonathan Lethem the difficult it becomes to separate him from Michael Chabo

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    (A Gambler's Anatomy) PDF NEW ↠ Jonathan Lethem A strange uniue intellectual novel This my first Jonathan Lethem novel was decidedly interesting yet eclectic It was full of twists turns as w

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    Free read A Gambler's Anatomy review ñ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ò Jonathan Lethem Jonathan Lethem Ò 4 Read Jonathan Lethem’s new novel combines a little of the intrigue of James Bond with all the sexiness of backgammon The result is a literary game that’s shaken not stirred But that’s hardly the weirdest mash up in “A Gambler’s Anatomy ” the latest from this MacArthur “genius” who’s been splicing together disparate genres since his first novel appeared in 1994The story opens with another motherless hero a profession

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    Free read A Gambler's Anatomy Jonathan Lethem Ò 4 Read review ñ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ò Jonathan Lethem Unfortunately I think I've already read the best book Lethem is ever going to produce Motherless Brooklyn The hum

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    (A Gambler's Anatomy) PDF NEW ↠ Jonathan Lethem review ñ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ò Jonathan Lethem 4010What literary event did Franzen Lethem and Chabon all go to in Berkeley together? So Weird Anyway this is neither the best Chabon or the worst Franzen by a f ing mile of the overwritten annoying mostly out of touch books about the East Bay written by the above If you're a 45 50 year old dude who's thought I can totally hang with George Clooney types and hipster anarchists because I am that cool and then maybe find a hot Germ

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    Jonathan Lethem Ò 4 Read review ñ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ò Jonathan Lethem (A Gambler's Anatomy) PDF NEW ↠ Jonathan Lethem Jonathan Lethem writes with a sardonic wit and inventiveness that rescues this book from the flatness of his protagonist Alexander Bruno It's odd but this character is interesting but uninterested Bruno's lack of engagement makes for a disappointing center from which we experience an otherwise compelling group of characters and settings I was reminded of reading Eric Clapton's autobiography in which fascinating people an

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    Jonathan Lethem Ò 4 Read (A Gambler's Anatomy) PDF NEW ↠ Jonathan Lethem Back in the day I read Motherless Brooklyn Jonathan Lethem's brilliant and emotionally resonant noir about a private eye with Tourette's Syndrome I always meant to read by this talented writer but never got around to it So when A Gambler's Anatomy began to be reviewed and I found myself with a copy of it in my hands I was excited to see what Lethem would do with the story of a high stakes backgammon player down on his luckThe b

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    Jonathan Lethem Ò 4 Read review ñ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ò Jonathan Lethem Free read A Gambler's Anatomy What is a face? Is it a mass behind which we create an identity? Or is it our actual identity? What happens when the face is radically changed?In “A Gambler’s Anatomy” Alexander Bruno is a professional backgammon player telepathic debo

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Read ò A Gambler's Anatomy Þ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Of his own agrees to fly Bruno to Berkeley and to pay for the experimental surgery that might save his lifeBerkeley where Bruno discovered his psychic abilities and to which he vowed never to return Amidst the patchouli flashbacks and Anarchist gambits of the local scene between Tira's come ons and Keith's machinations Bruno confronts two existential uestions Is the gambler being played by life And what if you're telepathic but it doesn't do you any goo. Back in the day I read Motherless Brooklyn Jonathan Lethem s brilliant and emotionally resonant noir about a private eye with Tourette s Syndrome I always meant to read by this talented writer but never got around to it So when A Gambler s Anatomy began to be reviewed and I found myself with a copy of it in my hands I was excited to see what Lethem would do with the story of a high stakes backgammon player down on his luckThe book begins brilliantly with Bruno going to Wannsee just outside of Berlin to play backgammon against a man he has been assured will be easy prey Bruno needs the money after the disaster in Singapore he s utterly without resources And those opening chapters are excellent with the small exception of the stereo typical younger and attractive woman who is drawn to the desperate and thread bare Bruno Bruno s descent coincides with a blot in the center of his vision one which reuires him to look at things through the corners of his eyes and may be related to the headaches and other health issues The evening in Wannsee does not go well From this promising beginning A Gambler s Anatomy turns out to be just another WMFuN where the world and especially the women in it exist to spotlight what s happening to the self absorbed main character Add a long stretch of men being interested in their own thought processes than anything around them and the utter relegation of women to helpers and sex and the book ended up being uite a bit less than I had hoped It s stylistically interesting in the way a novel by a prominent white guy who has read everything David Foster Wallace ever wrote usually is but at the expense of any heart whatsoever Also Mr Lethem it s 2016 Women are no longer merely props If you can t write them as people leave them outview spoilerThe all too common White Male Fuck up Novel There are already too many of these hide spoiler

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Read ò A Gambler's Anatomy Þ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Handsome impeccably tuxedoed Bruno Alexander travels the world winning large sums of money from amateur whales who think they can challenge his peerless acumen at backgammon Fronted by his pasty vampiric manager Edgar Falk Bruno arrives in Berlin after a troubling run of bad luck in Singapore Perhaps it was the chance encounter with his crass childhood acuaintance Keith Stolarsky and his smoldering girlfriend Tira Harpaz Or perhaps it was the emergence o. A DNF of sorts It went disjointedly repetitive somewhere around the middleThe Berliners all spoke English and even when they didn t the meanings bled through In Singapore the alien tongues of Mandarin Malay and Tamil had left him happily sealed in his cone of incomprehension cAdditionally I am probably also soon losing my life he added in pidgin telepathy just to see if she was listeningShe showed no sign of having read his thoughts He was relieved Alexander Bruno had forsaken thought transference years ago at the start of puberty Yet he remained vigilant cFlirtation so effortlessly accomplished Mention of the train had done it Train unspecified they both knew which They d ridden together and now shared the ferry and though a thousand identical to her might have strolled past his Charlottenburg caf window in two weeks the shared destination worked its paltry magic And both tall This little was enough to excuse lust as destiny cI will never lie to you he promised silently again just in case she could hear Bruno had only encountered a small scattering of those in whom he observed the gift of telepathy he himself had renounced But you never knew cSince his discovery of backgammon at age sixteen the game had acted as a funnel on Bruno s attention excluding the bafflement and seduction of a universe beyond the checkers and points cThe result was too good too much too soon For the price he d extract here tonight he owed K hler an evening s entertainment some back and forth a shred of hope not this catastrophe The situation exposed Bruno s least favorite aspect of his profession At such times he became a courtesan of sorts A geisha boy massaging the customer s vanity until he could make off with the loot Backgammon s beauty was its candidness In contrast to poker there were no hidden cards no bluff Yet because of the dice it was also unlike chess No genius could foresee twelve or thirty moves in advance Each backgammon position was its own absolute and present circumstance fated to be revised impossible to falsify Each roll of the dice created a new such circumstance The game s only true gambling device the doubling cube served an expression of pure will cI don t want to be deep the child had thought I want to uiet the voices the crazy shrieking voices of all of you June included I want to be like that bird c

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Read ò A Gambler's Anatomy Þ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook F a blot that distorts his vision so he has to look at the board sidewaysThings don't go much better in Berlin Bruno's flirtation with Madchen the striking blonde he meets on the ferry is inconclusive; the game at the unsettling Herr Kohler's mansion goes awry as his blot grows worse; he passes out and is sent to the local hospital where he is given an extremely depressing diagnosis Having run through Falk's money Bruno turns to Stolarsky who for reasons. A strange uniue intellectual novel This my first Jonathan Lethem novel was decidedly interesting yet eclectic It was full of twists turns as well as obscure references to historical literary and film characters I felt that this book was in a genre the opposite of chick lit It seemed geared toward men focused on men devoid of emotion The women in this novel were there ministering to the needs of the men It is about games identity masks power sex Relationships lacked any depth within this strange book which is full of smoke and mirrors self identity crises puppetry and a feeling of unrealityThis is a novel about a handsome backgammon hustler Bruno who helps empty the pockets of the wealthy with the assistance of his handler Falk who arranges these meetings One night in Singapore he encounters a high school acuaintance who takes it upon himself to learn backgammon and challenge Bruno to a match This is about the same time that Bruno notices the blot in his vision Of course blot is also a backgammon term meaning a man exposed by being placed alone on a point and therefore able to be taken by the other player making this a double entendre This is the beginning of Bruno s losing streak and ultimate diagnosis of a facial tumor which is causing the blot in his vision There is a surgeon in San Francisco Noah Behringer who will operate and Stolarsky agrees to pay all costs Thus Bruno penniless and at the mercy of others is brought to Berkley his hometown a place he vowed he would never returnOnce the surgery is completed Bruno feels naked without the blot and reuests a mask This is reminiscent of his last backgammon game during which a young woman serving food came in wearing a mask and was naked from the waist down The gambler felt that he could communicate telepathically earlier in his life and the blot had helped to protect him from this unwanted gift Now that the blot is gone he feels he is exposed again that his telepathy has returned and wants the blot back He feels that he was present during the surgery and remembers all that happened In fact that is the only chapter which is told not from the gambler s perspective but from that of the surgeon almost as if he was inside the surgeon s head at the time of surgery watching it happen a very clever twist of story tellingThe gambler becomes a pawn of Stolarsky s Having no money of his own he is living in an apartment within a building Sturgeon owns He must wear clothing that he purchases at the store Stolarsky owns so ends up dressed in Abide clothing He is told to work at Kropotke s burgers where he is made to wear a burlap mask with a noose around his neck Bruno as a character seems like a pawn in a game other people are controlling either Falk his handler or Stolarsky at this particular interval in his lifeMadchen is a beautiful blond he met on a ferry when he was headed to Berlin She was also the masked woman naked from the waist down who served sandwiches during his backgammon match in Berlin She is the only person who tries to contact him during his time in Berkley as he seems to have no close friends or family When she is flown out by Stolarsky she also becomes another piece in a game that Stolarsky seems to be playing against Bruno and the anarchists with whom Bruno has taken upThis novel is full of double entendres irony wit intellectualism It is enticing thought provoking and strange For those who enjoy this type of novel it will be dearly loved It is definitely not main stream It is off the beaten path odd but brilliantly written Thanks to netgalley and Doubleday books for an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest reviewFor discussion uestions please see

  • Hardcover
  • 304
  • A Gambler's Anatomy
  • Jonathan Lethem
  • English
  • 14 July 2019
  • 9780385539906