Book Reviews of A Void

A Void
A Void
Author: Georges Perec
ISBN-13: 9781860460982
ISBN-10: 1860460984
Publication Date: 1997
Pages: 288
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.

3.2 stars, based on 5 ratings
Publisher: Harvill Pr
Book Type: Paperback
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Every educated reader will enjoy this esoteric epic that eradiates erudition and evades "e" enthusiastically.
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I did not like this book at all. I thought it was pretty insane but I like the fact that the author went to so much trouble not to use the letter 'e'. That's the only reason I gave the book 3 stars otherwise I would have given it 1 star. This book makes no sense at all. There are way to many subplots and I did not find any of them interesting. I would like to read his first novel, Things: A Story of the Sixties as that won the Prix Renaudot award in 1965. I would not recommend reading this novel to anyone as it is quite strange. It seems the author is pretty talented though - here is some info about the author:

Georges Perec (1936-82) won the Prix Renaudot in 1965 for his first novel Things: A Story of the Sixties, and went on to exercise his unrivalled mastery of language in almost every imaginable kind of writing, from the apparently trivial to the deeply personal. He composed acrostics, anagrams, autobiography, criticism, crosswords, descriptions of dreams, film scripts, heterograms, lipograms, memories, palindromes, plays, poetry, radio plays, recipes, riddles, stories short and long, travel notes, univocalics, and, of course, novels. Life: A User's Manual, which draws on many of Perec's other works, appeared in 1978 after nine years in the making and was acclaimed a masterpiece to put beside Joyce's Ulysses. It won the Prix Medicis and established Perec's international reputation.