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If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things Risky In Conception, Hip And Yet Soulful, This Is A Prose Poem Of A Novel Intense, Lyrical, And Highly Evocative With A Mystery At Its Center, Which Keeps The Reader In Suspense Until The Final Page In A Tour De Force That Could Be Described As Altmanesque, We Are Invited Into The Private Lives Of The Residents Of A Quiet Urban Street In England Over The Course Of A Single Day In Delicate, Intricately Observed Closeup, We Witness The Hopes, Fears, And Unspoken Despairs Of A Diverse Community The Man With Painfully Scarred Hands Who Tried In Vain To Save His Wife From A Burning House And Who Must Now Care For His Young Daughter Alone A Group Of Young Club Goers Just Home From An All Night Rave, Sweetly High And Mulling Over Vague Dreams The Nervous Young Man At Number 18 Who Collects Weird Urban Junk And Is Haunted By The Specter Of Unrequited Love The Tranquility Of The Street Is Shattered At Day S End When A Terrible Accident Occurs This Tragedy And An Utterly Surprising Twist Provide The Momentum For The Book But It Is The Author S Exquisite Rendering Of The Ordinary, The Everyday, That Gives This Novel Its Freshness, Its Sense Of Beauty, Wonder, And Hope Rarely Does A Writer Appear With So Much Music And Poetry So Much Vision That He Can Make The World Seem New.


10 thoughts on “If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things

  1. says:

    He says, if nobody speaks of remarkable things, how can they be called remarkable 239 A man with scarred hands stands transfixed in reverie staring at his oblivious daughter and wonders how she will ever discern the remarkable from the ordinary if the key to the beyond continues to be stubbornly hidden behind the obtuse quiescence of daily d...


  2. says:

    arrgh What a nice little book this was So many beautiful little phrases and a great sense of isolation and the better feelings of lonely Everything was going for this book Who cares if there is a lack of character names, the characters were nicely flushed out the people in our everyday lives are who we know but don t really know Everything was going right for it and then it fucking Bel Canto ed me I didn t even see it coming, right out of left field I was Patchetted, and the I wanted to la arrgh ...


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    If you start into this book looking for a conventional, plot driven story, you might be disappointed This islike a motion picture put in words, exquisitely recording one summer day in the life of one unremarkable neighborhood in Northern England As you watch the various residents going through their day from earliest morning until late afternoon, you also get to peek inside their hearts and minds and histories Most of the characters are never named, but as the author gradually unvei...


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    The magnificence of the mundane He says do you think there s too much of it I say I don t know, I mean some of it, some of it seems a bit, you know, less important.He says he was talking about that a lot, before he went away, about there being too much, that s what all these things are about, his projects, he was trying to absorb some of it.I say too much of what, he says too much of everything, too much stuff, too much information, too many people, too much of things for there to be too much of The magnificence of the mundane He says do you think there s too much of it I say I don t know, I mean some of it, some of it seems a bit, you know, less important.He says he was talking about that a lot, before he went away, about there being too much, that s what all these things are about, his projects, he was trying to absorb some of it.I say too much of what, he says too much of everything, too much stuff, too ...


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    I read this novel as a follow up to Jon McGregor s superb Reservoir 13, which was my standout contemporary read of 2017 If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things henceforth INSoRT was McGregor s first novel, published in 2002, when he was twenty six years old and a complete unknown It put him straight on the literary map when it was longlisted for the Booker Prize, as an out of left field choice.I didn t read INSoRT at the time, and I m not too sure I would have liked it if I did, although it s I read this novel as a follow up to Jon McGregor s superb Reservoir 13, which was my standout contemporary read of 2017 If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things henceforth INSoRT was McGregor s first novel, published in 2002, when he was twenty six years old and a complete unknown It put him straight on the literary map when it was longlisted for the Booker Prize, as an out of left field choice.I didn t read INSoRT a...


  6. says:

    A strangely apposite time to read this book Of the two main threads in the novel, one takes place on the last day of summer in 1997 which is the day Princess Diana died In recent days in the UK, that has been in the media a lot as it was twenty years ago and various remembrances have taken place Whatever your views ...


  7. says:

    This is a poetic novel about a typical summer day with a decidedly atypical climax in the life of a dense urban street in an unnamed English city.The plot holds readers interest but this novel s real gem is its characters McGregor conjures up a residential city street and the people who populate it From the old couple getting on the bus to the strange boy with the nervous tick, from the rambucuntious twins playing cricket in the street to the young adults recovering from a night of dancing, t This is a poetic novel about a typical summer day with a decidedly atypical climax in the life of a dense urban street in an unnamed English city.The plot holds readers interest but this novel s real gem is its characters McGregor conjures up a residential city street and the people who populate it From the old couple getting on the bus to the strange boy with the nervous tick, from the ...


  8. says:

    Before picking up this book you should know a few things Punctuation is lacking Characters are for the most part not given names This is a mystery, a puzzle to be solved.Due to lack of punctuation perhaps an audiobook is the format to choose I am glad I did Characters are identified through their physical attributes, their behavioral ticks and the number of their lodging on a street in a town somewhere in northern England A completely unremarkable town and unremarkable people There Before picking up this book you should know a few things ...


  9. says:

    this is an interesting novel which was nominated for the booker prize.written almost like a prose poem, it is the story of a group of people living in one block somewhere in england.very few of the characters are given names, they are identified solely by their flat numbers the boy in number 18, for example.at the very beginning of the book an unnamed tragedy occurs and you have to wait almost 275 pages to find out what happened.unfortunately after all this time, the ending is weak, which i ha this is an interesting novel which was nominated for the booker prize.written almost like a prose poem, it is the story of a group of people living in one block somewhere in england.very few of the characters are given names, they are identified solely by their flat numbers the boy in number 18, for example.at the very beginning of the book an unnamed tragedy occurs and you have to wait almost 275 pages to find out what...


  10. says:

    In this non conventional book the author talks about the everyday lives of the citizens of a certain neighborhood in the UK He writes the phrases in such a way that everything these un named characters do seems remarkable Every single trivial action they do is written in such a poetic way as to seem remarkable They don t have names they are only identified by the number of the apartment they stay in or by certain features and this anonymity seems to indicate that this story could apply to a In this non conventional book the author talks about the everyday lives of the citizens of a certain neighborhood in the UK He writes the phrases in such a way that everything these un named characters do seems remarkable Every single trivia...


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