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The Mezzanine

The Mezzanine - Nicholson Baker This is one of those times that I'd kill to have a half-star ability on Goodreads - because this is solidly a 3.5 star book. It's an interesting curiosity of a piece but also nothing that is spectacular or revelatory. It's in the vein of Woolf's stream-of-consciousness but a bit more ho-hum, a bit more mundane. It's the thoughts we all think all the time - but it becomes more engaging by Baker's snappy tone (as opposed to, say, Perec's murderously boring one). Funny, observant, and smart - but also lacking in any real weight. It is the literary embodiment of your lunch break (which I think was the goal).More thoughts of a similar vein: http://wp.me/pGVzJ-kM