Book Reviews of Man Walks Into a Room

Man Walks Into a Room
Man Walks Into a Room
Author: Nicole Krauss
ISBN-13: 9780385721912
ISBN-10: 0385721919
Publication Date: 11/11/2003
Pages: 256
Rating:
  • Currently 3.1/5 Stars.
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3.1 stars, based on 28 ratings
Publisher: Anchor
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 3
Krauss's novel moves gracefully from exploration of a lost soul to science fiction to a meditation on memory. If the book unravels a bit at the end, it's only because Krauss is trying to do too much-certainly no literary sin. -Claire Dederer
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Helpful Score: 2
Bizarre book about how a man loses his memory and the effect it has on his life and his poor wife.
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Helpful Score: 1
Samson, a popular college professor, loses all memories after the age of twelve because of a benign brain tumor. This story revolves around how he and his wife cope with this loss. It explores how important memories are in shaping our life and making us who we are. It made me think about how amnesia, although usually portrayed in most fiction as an intriguing condition, would indeed be a rough road to take.
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Helpful Score: 1
five-adjective review:

austere, remote, detached, apart, thought-provoking
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Pretty interesting account of losing your past. I much prefer her next book, History of Love.
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Interesting premise; a man loses all except his childhood memories due to a brain tumor. What decisions does he then make. Does he embrace the freedom or try to reconnect with his past? Sadly, I didn't like this book. I never connected with its characters and found the writing dispassionate, which saddens me because I loved "The History of Love".
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From book jacket:

Samsom Greene, a young and popular professor at Columbia, is found wandering in teh NEvada desert. When his wife Anna comes to bring him home, she finds a man who remembers nothing, not even his own name. The removal of a small brain tumor saves his life, but his memories beyond the age of twelve are permanently lost. An emigrant in his own life, set free from everythign and everyone who once defined him, Samson Greene believes he has nothing left to lose. So when a charismatic scientist asks Samsom to pariticpate ina bold experiment, he agrees. What he gains is nothing short of the beautifully painful revelation of what it is to be a human being.