Look at Me

Look at Me At the start of this edgy and ambitiously multilayered novel a fashion model named Charlotte Swenson emerges from a car accident in her Illinois hometown with her face so badly shattered that it take
  • Title: Look at Me
  • Author: Jennifer Egan
  • ISBN: 9780385721356
  • Page: 444
  • Format: Paperback
  • Look at Me
    At the start of this edgy and ambitiously multilayered novel, a fashion model named Charlotte Swenson emerges from a car accident in her Illinois hometown with her face so badly shattered that it takes eighty titanium screws to reassemble it She returns to New York still beautiful but oddly unrecognizable, a virtual stranger in the world she once effortlessly occupied.WitAt the start of this edgy and ambitiously multilayered novel, a fashion model named Charlotte Swenson emerges from a car accident in her Illinois hometown with her face so badly shattered that it takes eighty titanium screws to reassemble it She returns to New York still beautiful but oddly unrecognizable, a virtual stranger in the world she once effortlessly occupied.With the surreal authority of a David Lynch, Jennifer Egan threads Charlotte s narrative with those of other casualties of our infatuation with the image There s a deceptively plain teenaged girl embarking on a dangerous secret life, an alcoholic private eye, and an enigmatic stranger who changes names and accents as he prepares an apocalyptic blow against American society As these narratives inexorably converge, Look at Me becomes a coolly mesmerizing intellectual thriller of identity and imposture.
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  • Jennifer Egan

    Jennifer Egan was born in Chicago and raised in San Francisco She attended the University of Pennsylvania and St John s College, Cambridge.She is the author of three novels, The Invisible Circus, Look at Me, a finalist for the National Book Award, and the bestselling The Keep, and a short story collection, Emerald City She has published short fiction in The New Yorker, Harper s, McSweeney s and Ploughshares, among others, and her journalism appears frequently in the New York Times Magazine.

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  • yay friends read books togeeeether and now i can finally link our reviews review show i wish i had read this when it first came out and i am mad at myself for not loving this book as much as everyone else seems to have when i read other reviews of it, i am jealous that it didn t grip me as much as it did others, as much as her other books have gripped me there are definite strengths here she demonstrates an uncanny and impressive cultural prescience the way william gibson predicted the internet, [...]


  • Karen and I read this book at roughly the same time Read her review here.Look at Me I m giving a weak four stars, if there were half stars it would be a three and a half Right after I finished reading this I started Egan s collection of short stories Emerald City, and I m happy I gave Look at Me four stars, so that I could give the story collection three stars and feel like the three Egan books I ve read are clearly rated according to my enjoyment of them I don t know what will happen if I read [...]


  • I am surprised by how much I enjoyed this book Reading during one of those godawful endurance tests when works spills well beyond the professional boundaries I ve established long ago to keep my job s ruinous hands off the things that make life enjoyable almost always spells disaster for whatever unfortunate book is the victim of bad timing and often absolutely no free time at all , as late nights and occupational frustration leave little brainpower and less desire to read things I m not paid to [...]


  • Given it up I m reading A Tiger for Malgudi which is wonderfully written and a genius idea that incorporates a good story, pretty low comedy, philosophy, an unclothed sadhu and a tiger that needs to change its ways I honestly can t see how Jennifer Egan s writing, at least in Look at Me can be considered excellent and on a par with Narayan s It s true I ve only read about a quarter of the book but it is written as if the heroine and everyone else has no inner life other than worrying about vanit [...]


  • I won t dispute that Jennifer Egan is a skilled writer it is evident in LOOK AT ME In fact, I think that she is one of the best writing contemporary fiction right now For me, though, this particular story lacked storytelling I often struggle with books that are told from multiple points of view mostly because I grow very invested in some characters, and read impatiently when they are not the story s focus read I do not like care about the others In this book, I didn t find my surrogate the young [...]


  • I couldn t wait to finish this book I just wanted it to end with every turn of the page Despite the book turning into a perpetual monkey on my back, I was resolute on not giving up on it It s just not in my genetic make up to give up and be defeated, even by a densely crap book Despite the pain, I wanted to keep on reading, not because I wanted to discover what happened, but because I have this thing about half finished projects, or anything in life, really, and this also goes for books Just lik [...]


  • Re reading I am so hot for Jennifer Egan right now As I read this book about a whole lot than a model who gets a new face after a car accident, by the way , I often had to stop and admire the fluidity of Egan s narrative, how she moved in and out of action, in and out of flashback, in and out of a character s head This book seemed so effortless, yet complicated, and I learned a lot about novel making from reading it.There was a chunk of about 60 pages near the end when I suddenly was tired of t [...]


  • A massively over written novel which would have benefited from a less wordy author and or a competent editor Egan never bothers to use one word where sixteen flowery, uber lyrical, overblown words will do Convoluted sentences and showy vocabulary add little indeed, they become nugatory and self defeating Odd, really, given the snappiness of Goon Squad that horrendous, anal Powerpoint nonsense excepted but perhaps Egan has now learned to refine and streamline her style or found herself a decent e [...]


  • I didn t want to like Jennifer Egan I wanted to love her I wanted her to be my new favorite writer, but due to some profound personal failing, I can t stand her books, which does pose something of a challenge there I really don t know what s wrong with me and why I can t love this book like everyone else i.e Mike Reynolds it has something to do with feeling really unimpressed by her prose, and by this feeling that nothing about her writing ever surprises me I remember this from when I tried to r [...]


  • At the end of Look at Me there is an afterword from Jennifer Egan, explaining that she finished the final revision of the novel in January 2001 She goes on to say that the character of the terrorist who appears in the book, and the book itself, would have had to be entirely reconceived if it had still been a work in progress on September 11 of that year No doubt this is true after that, all writers became post 9 11 writers whether they wanted to or not But the slight whiff of apology that emanat [...]


  • After the accident, I became less visible I don t mean in the obvious sense that I went to fewer parties and retreated from general view Or not just that I mean that after the accident, I became difficult to see Where to begin I read Egan s Pulitzer Prize winning book and was not impressed at all Having decided to give her a second chance, I could not be satisfied with my decision This book is all about identity But that statement seems quite over simplified, given the number of approaches she [...]


  • When I was first introduced to this amazing novel I was in no position to appreciate it This was some four or five years ago, when, as a sopho English major, I took a well intentioned but somewhat premature course on 9 11 and the novel I say premature because the number of novels that dealt directly with the attacks was pretty small at the time, and was further limited by the whims of the professor, who elected to eschew at least two of the well known eligible titles the Foer and McEwan books w [...]


  • Eine Model verliert bei einem schweren Unfall sein Gesicht und erh lt durch chirurgische Eingriffe ein neues ein mysteri ser Mann verschwindet und taucht unter anderem Namen wieder auf ein junges M dchen im mittleren Westen versucht erwachsen zu werden und seinen eigenen Weg zu finden ein alkoholkranker Privatdetektiv erinnert hin und wieder an alte Hard boiled Krimis Diese und weitere Handlungsf den verkn pfen sich auf spannende Art und Weise, man kann den Roman durchaus einfach als Krimi lesen [...]


  • In my summer quest to read some of the titles that have been languishing on my TBR for years, I picked up Jennifer Egan s 2001 novel, Look at Me Egan is an author I should love Her books of which I ve read four now contain all the elements I love to read non linear storytelling complex and damaged characters and the exploration of a big idea Look at Me is no exception as it explores the idea of how we see ourselves, others, the world, truth through the shifting perspectives of four very damaged [...]


  • I wish I had given up on this book at the halfway point I kept waiting for something to happen mething that I cared about but nothing ever did I found the book overly dramatic and I didn t care about any of the drama I didn t care about any character in the book and had no way to relate to them The characters I cared most about were not really in the story, i.e Anthony Halladay s estranged wife, maybe even Halladay himself, the students Moose terrorized at Yale, the Korean child Kim basically st [...]


  • Mentre cerchiamo di scoprire il mistero di noi stessi , di coglierlo di sorpresa, di svelarne il polso, i riflessi, la peristalsi , la verit sfuggita, infilandosi in un anfratto buio e tortuoso ancora pi profondo che si alimenta da s come il sangue.Devo dire che questo libro di Jennifer Egan che non conoscevo per niente mi ha colpito molto , molto di pi di quello che mi aspettavoSar che la protagonista detesta parlare di se stessa ,saranno quei dialoghi , sar che quelle dinamiche Non so bene , m [...]


  • There was a weird period of time in college where I decided self disclosure was the way to go I was heavily into angst at the time, mainlining The Smiths and Oscar Wilde and caught up in the notion that because I saw myself as different from my peers this was somehow worth advertising Talking loudly and at length about feeling melancholy and unloved was a way for me to wreathe myself in superiority, to assert that even though I was a student at a largely white, fairly affluent Midwestern college [...]


  • Our book club usually meets at a restaurant, but one of our members is a newly minted Mary Kay rep ask me about my eyeliner so we decided to meet at a member s house and have a combined meeting Mary Kay presentation In the spirit of beauty and identity and over thinking everything, we decided to read a book which discussed those issues, so I asked to recommend something, and this book is what it you we came up with.I m sure there is a great novel out there which deals with issues of beauty, vani [...]


  • Egan s lyric and poetic storytelling style immediately captured me, as did the compelling voice of protagonist Charlotte Swenson, who narrates several chapters of this novel throughout her convalescence from the horrifying car accident that opens the book Along with Charlotte, Egan amasses an interesting cast of characters, each of them exploring how they construct their identities.It was a fairly quick read that I couldn t easily put down There is an interesting commentary on technology and cul [...]


  • I actually have a lot of complaints well, maybe not complaints about Look at Me It s a big mess of a book, but it s a smart mess Egan is wildly imaginative and she has a lot of great ideas, but they don t cohere satisfactorily in the end.


  • Ever wanted to read a philosophical novel with all the philosophy taken out Here s your beast I d thought, since she s been in the news for a recent novel, that Egan was alive and well, but this novel makes it quite obvious that she died sometime around 1914, and is in fact a Victorian novelist disguised as our contemporary Why is it obvious slightly poetic but otherwise totally banal prose style huge numbers of plots that never actually get joined together fascination with characters, but no wa [...]


  • Jennifer Egan has got to be one of the most ambitious writers of fiction working today I loved both The Keep and A Visit From the Goon Squad, and I d been looking forward to Look at Me for a good while Finally I gave myself the gift of time with it The themes Egan deals with here are dynamite our hyper visual culture, the blurred dichotomy between a person s inside and outside, double and triple lives, mutable identities, identities that crumble due to madness She s intuited the connections betw [...]


  • I didn t fall in love as quickly or rapturously as A visit from the goon squad, but the writing is quite good, and it s drawing me in.I finished it Enthralled Five stars.


  • Look At Me is an astonishingly prescient story that examines our culture s obsession with image, fame, consumerism On one hand, it chronicles a culture that rose rapidly and is deteriorating even quickly on the other hand, it explores individuals responses to the way they are perceived by society It s deep But it s also hilarious, brilliant, truly original.The author, Jennifer Egan, uses a combination of first person and third person omniscient POVs to illustrate the lives of a glamorous New Yo [...]


  • meh It s been a while since I enjoyed a book so little and still read it all the way to the end If anyone thought I was like the Paula Abdul of for my mostly 4 and 5 star reviews, it s really that I rarely bother to keep going if I don t think something is that great But I had just finished A Visit from the Goon Squad, which I loved, and I m seeing Egan at BAM soon, and it was a National Book Award finalist, fer crissakes But meh You know, there are a lot of interesting and probably thought pro [...]


  • I gave up after 58 pages Didn t like it at all Not sure who the main character is or what the author was trying to convey Found her writing too forced too descriptive I m all about a good similie but this book is overly peppered them cheap pepper that is the finely ground stuff that tastes like spicy dirt Examples She felt like an old radio issuing weird, splintering frequencies whose catcher s mitt hands now hung at his sides, insensate as loaves of bread Also, her sentences meander and trip ov [...]


  • Jennifer Egan is, to my mind, one of the finest storytellers writing in English today Look at Me is an extraordinary accomplishment It s an intricate tale, weaving two main narratives and handful of other voices into a fictional firmament of breathtaking intricacy and eminent believability It s also a philosophical consideration of identity, persona and the kinds of truths we re unwilling to admit even to ourselves.I don t want to give too much away immerse yourself in the beauty of the prose, a [...]


  • Jennifer Egan s authorial voice is a truly stunning blend of approachable and innovative In A Visit from the Goon Squad I was floored by this rising crescendo of identity studies, layers of perspective that architected a novel that felt, for once, novel If you read that first, as I did, then turn to Look at Me, it becomes clear that identity and our struggle to find and articulate it is a central thesis that Egan returns to in different ways Egan gives Charlotte Swenson the central, starring rol [...]


  • This book must have had sponsors Honest to goodness, household names really just don t have a place in books It makes the book trite and dates it I cannot believe how many times this poor Jennifer Egan used a brand name on the last few pages, no lie, at least 25 brand names dropped or said which band was playing on the radio THis book smacks of the year 2000 in which it was written and unless you were there and remember all the pop culture, it will all seem so irrelevant I thought the plot was i [...]


  • Romanzo fortemente americano, coi generi mischiati e le vicende famigliari, non troppo lontano per trama e montaggio narrativo dai lavori di Franzen Pubblicato nel 2001, ha il pregio di saper indagare l evoluzione della societ vedi terrorismo social network.Spiace dirlo ma intorno a met ho iniziato a perdere interesse Qualche digressione di troppo, ad esempio le noiose parti sulla trasformazione di Rockford, cittadina dell Illinois dove ambientato il libro oltre a New York Ma proprio per dirne u [...]


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