Warp PDF/EPUB µ Paperback

Warp[Reading] ➻ Warp Author Lev Grossman – Varanus.us The story of a modern day Ulysses with the reality of post graduation haze volleying off of Star Trek reruns Hollis lives in an area not too far from where he graduated from college His friends do too The story of a modern day Ulysses with the reality of post graduation haze volleying off of Star Trek reruns Hollis lives in an area not too far from where he graduated from college His friends do too They all sleep late, talk about jobs they might get, girls they might see, money their parents might send them All of these lives are seemingly on hold Everything is going to happen But Hollis has than this Another reality is running constantly in his head, one that leads him to believe that maybe, just maybe, it s time to get seriousUnlike other self indulgent, whiny narratives of post graduation angst, Warp is a lucid and immediate novel of what and where a twenty something s mind is when it isn t even made up yet.

Warp PDF/EPUB µ Paperback
    Have Kindle books are seemingly on hold Everything is going to happen But Hollis has than this Another reality is running constantly in his head, one that leads him to believe that maybe, just maybe, it s time to get seriousUnlike other self indulgent, whiny narratives of post graduation angst, Warp is a lucid and immediate novel of what and where a twenty something s mind is when it isn t even made up yet."/>
  • Paperback
  • 183 pages
  • Warp
  • Lev Grossman
  • English
  • 22 October 2018
  • 0312170599

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    Have Kindle books are seemingly on hold Everything is going to happen But Hollis has than this Another reality is running constantly in his head, one that leads him to believe that maybe, just maybe, it s time to get seriousUnlike other self indulgent, whiny narratives of post graduation angst, Warp is a lucid and immediate novel of what and where a twenty something s mind is when it isn t even made up yet."/>
  1. says:

    Apparently I m in the minority here based on other reviews I ve seen because I absolutely loved this book No, it s not action packed but it s wonderfully written in a nothing happens but we continue to exist regardless sort of way.which is important and terribly difficult to portray Talk about a slice of life feeling I immediately saw a parallel to Catcher In The Rye which I also loved , and later learned that it was a big influence for the author Warp is the story of several boys but fo Apparently I m in the minority here based on other reviews I ve seen because I absolutely loved this book No, it s not action packed but it s wonderfully written in a nothing happens but we continue to exist regardless sort of way.which is important and terribly difficult to portray Talk about a slice of life feeling I immediately saw a parallel to Catcher In The Rye which I also loved , and later learned that it was a big influence for the author Warp is the story of several boys but focuses on one in particular, Hollis, who simply doesn t seem to know quite where he fits in Whether it s tagging along with friends or branching out on his own, nothing ever feels quite right And yet, life goes on Now I should add that I ve never read any other of Lev Grossman s books I know that he is well known for his work, but this was my first glimpse After reading this, I would definitely be interested in picking up his other works someday I know this book isn t going to be for everyone, and if you re looking for something fast paced and exciting you re not going to love it However, it s short and if you re looking for some existential, philosophical something to make you ponder your own existence then I highly recommend you check it out What did I think I really enjoyed this story, and for all the reasons that others seem to not have liked it I thought it was fun in it s simplicity, it made me think and really think, not just about silly plot points , and it s one that theI thought about it s meaning theit s come to mean to me as a reader I ll be recommending it no, not to everyone, but I think to a lot of people who I feel can also appreciate it in the way that I have Who should read it If you enjoyed Catcher in the Rye, I really think you should pick this story up it s not the same of course, but you ll get the same vibe Or if you re just looking for a short and easy read that is perfect for a rainy fall night, you ll probably have a hard time putting this one downI was provided with a copy of this book in order to conduct this honest review WEBSITE TWITTER FACEBOOK INSTAGRAM


  2. says:

    I thought this book would never end, and considering the length of it it s kinda short that s saying something.A couple of days in the life of an over privileged 20 something and all I could think was, when is something going to happen To make it evenannoying, the guy has this inner monologue going on that is incredibly random and often repetitive I forced myself to finish it, but it wasn t easy


  3. says:

    What happened he whispered Not too fucking muchOkay Here s the deal I can truly appreciate the lack of anything really happening in Warp I enjoyed the book for that notion how something so simple can speak volumes The tone of the writing had the most impact.What is leaving me feeling underwhelmed is that I am just so confused with the ending what s with the girl and the house Like. WHAT HAPPENED I am pretty sure I could pull out many examples in which Hollis seems vWhat happened he whispered Not too fucking muchOkay Here s the deal I can truly appreciate the lack of anything really happening in Warp I enjoyed the book for that notion how something so simple can speak volumes The tone of the writing had the most impact.What is leaving me feeling underwhelmed is that I am just so confused with the ending what s with the girl and the house Like. WHAT HAPPENED I am pretty sure I could pull out many examples in which Hollis seems view spoiler to be making some of it the girl house up in his head and it isn t really happening. but then the ending didn t make it seem that way hide spoiler I have NO IDEA You re guess is as good as mine When I picked up this book, it was at convention and I actually got to meet Grossman He autographed my copy and I shared with him how the summary of the book sounded sooo good and right up my alley He thanked me and hoped I enjoyed the story I ve read that Hollis is very similar to one of the main characters in The Magicians which I haven t had the chance to read yet


  4. says:

    What happened he whispered Not too fucking much During one of the rare passages of Lev Grossman s Warp that, generously speaking, could be considered suspenseful, the protagonist and a friend have this exchange which I ve quoted above I quite liked this brief colloquy, because it doubles as a very succinct summary of the book itself.


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    I won a copy of Warp from a Goodreads Giveaway and though I m always excited to win any book, I was not holding out hope for this one.Full disclosure I did not like The Magicians It was well written but that was the only saving grace I disliked the characters, all of them, immensely and saw them as nothingthan whiny, privileged self serving brats who, in another universe, would become callous CEOs of Fortune 500 companies All the magic in the world couldn t save the book so I didn t bo I won a copy of Warp from a Goodreads Giveaway and though I m always excited to win any book, I was not holding out hope for this one.Full disclosure I did not like The Magicians It was well written but that was the only saving grace I disliked the characters, all of them, immensely and saw them as nothingthan whiny, privileged self serving brats who, in another universe, would become callous CEOs of Fortune 500 companies All the magic in the world couldn t save the book so I didn t bother reading the rest of the trilogy.Reading Warp didn t warp me pardon the pun but if it was any longer, it might have.I m still not sure why this was published or what the purpose of the book is, perhaps I m not whiny, disaffected or selfish enough to understand, but you won t find existential meaning from a bunch of bratty, hopeless young adults roaming around in their hapless lives wondering Is this it And what s with the random, internal thoughts running in Hollis head all the time There was no cohesiveness to these paragraphs or one liners He talks about Star Trek, medieval times, an old girlfriend but there s no logic or relationship to any of these topics Is it supposed to demonstrate he wished he was someone else, somewhere else Because I sure did I wanted this book to be even shorter And I wish I was married to George Clooney.It reminded me of that scene in Family Guy where Peter narrates a day in his life That was hilarious This book was just nothing


  6. says:

    I still haven t read The Magicians I saw the first season of the tv series, and enjoyed it, and I have the book, but just haven t gotten around to it Everything I ve read about Warp indicates that The Magicians is miles better and I hope so The description says that Warp is Unlike other self indulgent, whiny narratives of post graduation angst Which is funny I haven t read many any such self indulgent or whiny narratives, but Warp was pretty darned self indulgent and angsty, and seeme I still haven t read The Magicians I saw the first season of the tv series, and enjoyed it, and I have the book, but just haven t gotten around to it Everything I ve read about Warp indicates that The Magicians is miles better and I hope so The description says that Warp is Unlike other self indulgent, whiny narratives of post graduation angst Which is funny I haven t read many any such self indulgent or whiny narratives, but Warp was pretty darned self indulgent and angsty, and seemed simply too apathetic to be whiny Hollis has wound up in his crappy apartment, which he can t afford, with no job and no future and no prospects, purely because of self indulgent lassitude He s a slug, an amorphous blob beginning to take the vague shape of a man I kept expecting something to happen and when something did, I kept expecting it to change things somehow But nothing did Beginning to end, Hollis is an untethered balloon, and he s apparently leaking air I hope I wasn t supposed to feel any sort of sympathy for him This gets two stars rather than one because I ve read worse but it was a near thing.This wasn t awful I definitely didn t love it, but it also didn t actively make me want to quit It also would not make me want to read The Magicians if I didn t know better Good marketing strategy, Lev Grossman s publisher, to re release this early work now Well done The usual disclaimer I received this book via Netgalley for review


  7. says:

    If you re a fan of Lev Grossman, this is kind of a must read Mind you, it isn t a particularly good book, nor does much happen in it Okay, nothing really happens It s very much a pretentious, post college type first novel Truth be told, I m surprised it even found a publisher because, while any sharp editor might recognize the potential here, it s easy to see the author reaching for something that seems just beyond his grasp Of course, if you re familiar with his later works, you know he ge If you re a fan of Lev Grossman, this is kind of a must read Mind you, it isn t a particularly good book, nor does much happen in it Okay, nothing really happens It s very much a pretentious, post college type first novel Truth be told, I m surprised it even found a publisher because, while any sharp editor might recognize the potential here, it s easy to see the author reaching for something that seems just beyond his grasp Of course, if you re familiar with his later works, you know he gets there eventually And that s precisely why it s a must for fans of his Magicians trilogy because the seeds of those epic and wonderful novels are on almost every page of Warp So yeah, for that it gets four stars.In brief, it s the story of Hollis Kessler, a glum, broke and unemployed college grad living in Boston who, along with his sardonic pal Peters, breaks into a mansion for a weekend of debauchery while the owners are away They both smoke and drink a lot, discuss friends, former classmates and the various women in their lives and toss around a lot of nerdy film quotes That s pretty much it Oh, and Hollis has a constant interior narration in response to what s going on around him that consists of quotations from books and films some easily recognizable, others not so much So much of what s in this book ended up in The Magicians in some form or another if Hollis is the prototype for the Magicians protagonist, Quentin Coldwater, than surely Peters is a nascent version of Elliot Their whole dynamic, their geeky conversations and way of speaking it s all there The two breaking into the mansion owned by acquaintances of Peters vaguely recalls Elliot and Alice s struggle to gain access to the Physical Kids cottage The moment when Hollis steps off the trolley into the huge deserted brick plaza of the Government Center had strange echoes of Quentin s arrival in the Neitherlands Even the recurring image of a migrating flock of geese, which merits two brief mentions in Warp, ended up playing a significant role in the trilogy And how often are blown glass animals mentioned in modern literature, for Christ s sake It s as if Grossman wrote about the sorry state of his life in Warp and then, years later, revisited that time and place to uncover all the potential magic lurking just beneath the surface But mostly, it s the tone.I think the fact that this book was re issued now, in the wake of the enormous popularity of The Magicians, actually casts it in afavorable light than when it first came out read some of thereviews from 1998 1999 and you ll see what I mean As I was reading it, I kept expecting something magical to happen, because, tonally, it reminded me so much of Grossman s other books Naturally, my expectations were dashed Therefore, Hollis becomes a stand in for the reader He also seems to be searching for something or waiting for something to happen His dramatic inner monologue betrays his aspirations for aremarkable life, but outwardly, his inertia prevents him from achieving anything That intangible magic is just beyond his grasp I suppose the same could be said for Lev Grossman in 1998 Thank goodness he kept at it I would recommend this for Lev Grossman fans Anyone who has not read The Magicians and or Codex, not so much


  8. says:

    I Received a free copy of this from netgalley Today I thank the Lord Jesus that Quentin Coldwater was accepted into Brakebills, learned magic, and had adventures in Fillory Because this book was a cold hard look at what Quentin would have become if he d gone to an ivy league school and ended up in a crap apartment with a meaningless life and no direction.And honestly, I spent the entire time wanting to punch Hollis in the face until I didn t have to listen to his inane thoughts any longer.The I Received a free copy of this from netgalley Today I thank the Lord Jesus that Quentin Coldwater was accepted into Brakebills, learned magic, and had adventures in Fillory Because this book was a cold hard look at what Quentin would have become if he d gone to an ivy league school and ended up in a crap apartment with a meaningless life and no direction.And honestly, I spent the entire time wanting to punch Hollis in the face until I didn t have to listen to his inane thoughts any longer.The introduction was good though, so I can definitely recommend that you read that But otherwise, I would recommend that you skip this novel, go read The Magician s Trilogy, or maybe check out the lovely short story he had in Summer Days Summer Nights Twelve Love Stories


  9. says:

    I picked this up hoping to keep myself warm this winter with the banked flame of my rage against Grossman s terrible whining baby men heroes However, two chapters in, there s already two descriptions of dreams and one metaphor about an abandoned shopping bag blowing in the chill wind This is too boring even to hate read.


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    2 stars Metaphorosis ReviewsA young man wanders around Boston over the course of a day and a half, worrying vaguely about an ex girlfriend.I ve been hearing about Lev Grossman s The Magicians, but it didn t hold much appeal for me When I saw this book available and listed as a prequel it doesn t seem to be , I thought I d give it a shot.The book is easily summed up it s a sequel to Catcher in the Rye, with some quotes thrown in The book follows a wan Caulfield wannabe, detailing the quoti 2 stars Metaphorosis ReviewsA young man wanders around Boston over the course of a day and a half, worrying vaguely about an ex girlfriend.I ve been hearing about Lev Grossman s The Magicians, but it didn t hold much appeal for me When I saw this book available and listed as a prequel it doesn t seem to be , I thought I d give it a shot.The book is easily summed up it s a sequel to Catcher in the Rye, with some quotes thrown in The book follows a wan Caulfield wannabe, detailing the quotidian minutiae of two days in which very little happens That s a format that has worked for others, but it doesn t even come close here The hero, Hollis, never comes close to being interested, and he mostly walks around aimlessly, acting mostly at random, the dullness enlivened only slightly by quotes and inventions that are apropos to his situation His compatriots, save one woman, are equally neurotic and equally sophomoric would be intellectuals That one woman is cast as mysterious pixie , and has very little to do Even Grossman hints Same old Caulfield that he recognizes the essentially derivative nature of the book, which is evident within the first dozen pages.Grossman himself clearly has some talent with prose, but this book is the perfect example of a good writer with nothing to say, and a determination to say it While the closing line does provide a faint level of satisfaction, it in no way makes up for the plodding sameness of the preceding 132 pages I never for a moment was able to care about any part of the story, which inverts the standard of storytelling by leaving out all the interesting parts, and focusing on the boring ones.Grossman knows how to write What I m not convinced of is whether he knows what to write about, or whether he has anything of his own to say As for this book if you want to read about Holden Caulfield, read J D Salinger Warp has nothing to add I hope the Magician books are better I won t be checking them out the fact that they re described as The Catcher in the Rye for devotees of alternative universes suggests that Grossman s later books may just besuccessful retreads of the same tired theme

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