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Return to Book Page. Preview — A Void by Georges Perec. A Void by Georges Perec. As his country is torn apart by social and political anarchy, Anton Vowl, a chronic insomniac, disappears. Ransacking his Paris flat, a group of his faithful companions trawl through his diary for any indication, for any faint ecomparsa, as to his location.

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Hasn’t this concept of not using “e” already been done by Ernest Vincent Wright with “Gadspy”? Stefan ‘Gadspy’ is fromPerec’s novel is from So you are correct. Does anyone know where to get it in ebook format, in English?

Lysergius Hard to say since it lacks any “e”s! See all 3 questions about A Void…. Lists with This Book. God, this is hard. I’m just aiming for two to four paragraphs, and I’m stuck. I can hardly do a thing. And this guy has a solid book, with a plot and all. Smart, no doubt about it. Naturally, you want to know that, and so do I. I think that I can say it in this way. You might lack an important thing, and not know it’s missing. Your world looks okay, almost normal.

But no, in fact it’s not normal or okay at all, if you think a bit. The rest of this review is avail God, this is hard. The rest of this review is available elsewhere the location cannot be given for Goodreads policy reasons View all 30 comments. Recommended to Jessica by: A girl I room with owns this book, and following our talk tonight about it at our local bar, I’m now looking into A Void.

I doubt I’ll go far in my try, but will admit to a strong curiosity, though his story might not turn out so amazing. No doubt this was a blast to craft, but, I hazard, not as much fun to look through, sort of similar to studying a crossword you didn’t do Still, I’ll sally forth boldly with a stab at it. FYI, I’m now involuntarily thinking within the limits put dow A girl I room with owns this book, and following our talk tonight about it at our local bar, I’m now looking into A Void.


FYI, I’m now involuntarily thinking within the limits put down by this book, and I must say, doing so is good for a laugh, and I don’t find it actually as hard as many might think. It’s actually a lot of fun; okay, if not a lot, a substantial amount Anyway, I’ll inform you all if this book is worth trying as soon as I find out, but writing in this form, I can say right now, is a good form of procrastination from my vacation packing My goal is arriving at that old Port Authority prior to noon today to catch my bus, so I should stop right now and go do that.

View all 12 comments. I am taking my own advice: And I actually enjoyed the introduction. I would have been happy to have left it there: But it’s Johnson’s dog! I have abandoned the book, like a broken umbrella. It’s in the magazine holder at Columbus Coffee next to Auckland Hospital. Have at it, fellow Aucklanders. View all 3 comments. Jun 19, Madeleine rated it it was amazing Shelves: Let’s all take a second to appreciate that this was both written and translated without a single instance of the letter “e.

Its effect on the dialogue, narrative and story itself is a wonder to behold in its own right. This is a hard one to review because most of what I want to say would divulge too many spo Okay. This is a hard one to review because most of what I want to say would divulge too many spoilers and I just can’t ruin something this good. Y’all need to experience this wonder firsthand to appreciate how mind-bogglingly fantabulous it is.

Cheap ploy to encourage even one other person to read this? The back-cover blurb calls this “a metaphysical whodunnit”; Wikipedia posits that its total absence of the fifth letter acts as “a metaphor for the Jewish experience during the Second World War”; the author states in his postscript that this novel and its constraint were borne of a haphazard bet; I say that it is proof of how my life had no real meaning before my introduction to Georges Perec.

And possibly that this is the book Pynchon would have written if he were a crazy-haired French dude seriously, stop and take a gander at GP’s photo on his profile page — this is exactly the kind of book one ought to expect from a bloke who looks like the very personification of mad genius. His trademark paranoia, obscure allusions and hysterical-antics-hiding-a-deep-melancholy are all but oozing from these pages of another man’s work.

In the first 24 pages alone, references are made to among other things various operas, international political figures, Warner Bros. At the heart of this, underscoring the madcap detective story, is an unfolding revenge plot that, like Moby Dickis thoroughly Shakespearean in its unrelenting quest for so-called justice, and is driven by a deep understanding of the extent that both self-preservation and familial, friendly and romantic love can all impel individuals to the same degree of action or in-much like The Bard so masterfully demonstrated so many centuries before.

The rendering of Willy Shakes’s “To Be, Or Not to Be” speech as “Living, or Not Living” is as inspired as the novel to its very end, where those left standing even extend some closure to the audience as the curtains fall. It’s worth nothing that the body count is downright nihilistic but the detours necessary to sidestep any use of “e” as well as Perec’s adeptly applied sense of humor in detailing God-awful tragedies, which is apparent just halfway through the novel’s preface as if the second vowel were a strategically placed turd create such finely tuned hilarity that I couldn’t help but laugh when I should have been nursing a punch in the gut.


I like my humor like I like my coffee i.

That’s not to say that the truly sad moments aren’t drenched in heartache, because they do try to rip the reader’s heart out through the most painful means necessary. Whether this is novel is brilliantly insane perrec insanely brilliant, the ride is an absolutely incredible one that is brimming with breakneck twists and meticulous construction, both in its language and its plot.

And it’s made me absolutely certain that, if all of Perec’s stuff is as tight and compelling and beautiful as this, I need to stuff my head with all of his works I can find. You should consider doing the same. View all 20 comments.

Feb 02, Sinem A. A Short Account Anton Voyl is ill. Insomnia and illusions assail him.

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Doctors, pills, visits to hospitals bring no avail. At night, Anton scrawls drafts of fictional accounts, such as a story of Aignan killing a sphinx lla fucking 3all unknowingly, his mama 3. Days and nights pass thus, all bringing only pain. His body shrinks, until, finally, oblivion claims him. His pal 3Amaury Conson, looks for him.

At this zoo, four pals 3 of Anton cross paths: That location containing no solutions, it is off to Ascott 4. But its racing hounds too bring no satisfaction. Back to Paris and an assassin kills Hassan. At his burial, his body is not found in its coffin.

His story, from adoption, infancy, adulthood, right to its sad conclusion is told by Augustus. Two days pass in this way, until, a crisis hits. Morbidity 2 visits Augustus and Olga. Aid is sought and at night, two additional pals, Aloysius Swann and Ottavio Ottaviani, turn up bringing information.

It is a story too of Olga, Hassan, Ottaviani, and Douglas: Clan kids 3 all carry its birthmark, its conginatal 7 brand: Plots turn on plots, and in a dramatic conclusion, a culprit finally unmasks to claim victory.

How did he do it? Well, now I know, and he has some pretty nifty and some pretty nasty tricks. The novel is a tour de force of skill in vocabulary and grammatical manipulation.

The chief difficulties are: