Andrews Brain

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  • Andrews Brain
  • E.L. Doctorow
  • English
  • 24 January 2018

About the Author: E.L. Doctorow

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Andrews Brain This brilliant new novel by an American master, the author ofRagtime, The Book of Daniel, Billy Bathgate, andThe March, takes us on a radical trip into the mind of a man who,than once in his life, has been the inadvertent agent of disaster Speaking from an unknown place and to an unknown interlocutor, Andrew is thinking, Andrew is talking, Andrew is telling the story of his life, his loves, and the tragedies that have led him to this place and point in time And as he confesses, peeling back the layers of his strange story, we are led to question what we know about truth and memory, brain and mind, personality and fate, about one another and ourselves Written with psychological depth and great lyrical precision, this suspenseful and groundbreaking novel delivers a voice for our times funny, probing, skeptical, mischievous, profound Andrew s Brain is a surprising turn and a singular achievement in the canon of a writer whose prose has the power to create its own landscape, and whose great topic, in the words of Don DeLillo, is the reach of American possibility, in which plain lives take on the cadences of history Praise for E L Doctorow On every level, Doctorow s work is powerful His sensitivity to language is perfectly balanced, and complemented by a gigantic vision Jennifer Egan E L Doctorow is a national treasure, and I mean this in a very specific sense He has rewarded us, these forty five years, with a vision of ourselves, as a people, a vision possessed of what I might call aspirational verve he sees us clearly and tenderly, just as we are, but also sees past that to what we might, at our best, become George Saunders His great topic is the reach of American possibility, in which plain lives take on the cadences of history Doctorow s prose tends to create its own landscape, and to become a force that works in opposition to the power of social reality Don DeLillo A writer of dazzling gifts and boundless imaginative energy Joyce Carol Oates, The New Yorker One of our greatest living writersa virtuosic storyteller with enormous range People Doctorow is a magician His prose is dazzling Vogue From the Hardcover edition. Best Read Andrews Brain [ author ] E.L. Doctorow [ Kindle ePUB or eBook ] – passionbusiness.co.uk

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14 thoughts on “Andrews Brain

  1. Benjamin says:

    PROPER DISCLAIMER BEFORE REVIEWING Not only do I work for Random House, but I copyedited this manuscript I hope that doesn t disqualify me from saying publicly how much I admired and enjoyed the book and how much it got under my skin for weeks after I d finished with it I was fascinated by the complete removal of any security in objectivity for the reader This book has as unreliable a narrator as can possibly be imagined, and yet I didn t find myself spending so much time trying to suss out PROPER DISCLAIMER BEFORE REVIEWING Not only do I work for Random House, but I copyedited this manuscript I hope that doesn t disqualify me from saying publicly how much I admired and enjoyed the book and how much it got under my skin for weeks after I d finished with it I was fascinated by the complete removal of any security in objectivity for the reader This book has as unreliable a narrator as can possibly be imagined, and yet I didn t find myself spending so much time trying to suss out the truth as simply reveling in how the reader is pushed and pulled and basically thrust into the narrator s brain You ll eit...

  2. Ron Charles says:

    Cut the music E.L Doctorow s new novel is no Ragtime The author who once orchestrated grand plots involving Houdini, Freud, J.P Morgan and a host of other real life luminaries is now working in a cramped, dark cell Instead of the breathtaking sweep of Sherman s March through Georgia and the Carolinas, Andrew s Brain leaves us trapped in the airless monologue of one hapless man Fans of Doctorow s award winning historical novels will find this slim book especially puzzling But that s Cut the music E.L Doctorow s new novel is no Ragtime The author who once orchestrated grand plots involving Houdini, Freud, J.P Morgan and a host of other real life luminaries is now working in a cramped, dark cell Instead of the breathtaking sweep of Sherman s March through Georgia and the Carolinas, Andrew s Brain leaves us trapped in the airless monologue of one hapless man Fans of Doctorow s award winning historical novels will find this slim book especially puzzling But that s clearly intentional.The whole story comes to us as the rambling testimony of a depressed scientist being patiently interviewed, possibly by a government psychiatrist Andrew flit...

  3. Abby says:

    I ve been reading E.L Doctorow s novels forthan thirty years, starting with The Book of Daniel, a fictionalized account of the lives of the sons of executed spies Julius and Ethel Rosenberg Among my favorites are World s Fair, the most clearly autobiographical of Doctorow s novels, about a young boy growing up in New York City in the 1930s Billy Bathgate, about another New York City youngster taken in by Dutch Schultz s mob The March, about the Civil War and of course, Ragtim I ve been reading E.L Doctorow s novels forthan thirty years, starting with The Book of Daniel, a fictionalized account of the lives of the sons of executed spies Julius and Ethel Rosenberg Among my favorites are World s Fair, the most clearly autobiographical of Doctorow s novels, about a young boy growing up in New York City in the 1930s Billy Bathgate, about another New York City youngster taken in by Dutch Schultz s mob The March, about the Civil War and of course, Ragtime, which seamlessly blends fictional and historical characters and captures the rhythms of early 20th century America Doctorow novels are rich in character and plot seen through a brilliantly deployed historical lens...

  4. L Fleisig says:

    Cold hearted orb that rules the night, Removes the colours from our sight Red is grey and yellow white But we decide which is right And which is an illusion In his book The joys of Yiddish, Leo Rosten describes the difference between a schlemiel and a schlimazel Both types of people suffer from chronic bad luck of one sort or another The difference is that while the schlemiel is the type of person that trips while carrying a tray of soup in the cafeteria, the schlimazel is the person it Cold hearted orb that rules the night, Removes the colours from our sight Red is grey and yellow white But we decide which is right And which is an illusion In his book The joys of Yiddish, Leo Rosten describes the difference between a schlemiel and a schlimazel Both types of people suffer from chronic bad luck of one sort or another The difference is that while the schlemiel is the type of person that trips while carrying a tray of soup in the cafeteria, the schlimazel is the person it lands on In E.L Doctorow s compelling new novel, Andrew s Brain, the protagonist Andrew is the schlemiel whilst all those closest to him end up being schlimazels.Although not technically a mystery this book is one which can easily be spoiled by too full a description of the narrative So I will start with some broad brush strokes and leave the rest to be discovered by the reader.Andrew ...

  5. Diane says:

    This novel was too bizarre and scattered and I couldn t finish it The narration jumps all over and I didn t care enough to see if the ending gets better If you re a fan of experimental fiction, you might appreciate thisthan me.

  6. Mike says:

    I have tried to think of a word a single word that is suggested by reading this book Fascinating is too remote, to inexact Surprising has no real connotation Unsettling is good because it reflects the fact that the narration is of a type I am not used to reading and it takes time to be brought in to Andrew s brain, Not the book title, but the neurological narrator Insightful Yes, but while the brain takes us on a path that is convoluted, like the brain itself, and it provides social and p I have tried to think of a word a single word that is suggested by reading this book Fascinating is too remote, to inexact Surprising has no real connotation Unsettling is good because it reflects the fact that the narration is of a type I am not used to reading and it takes time to be brought in to Andrew s brain, Not the book title, but the neurological narrator Insightful Yes, but while the brain takes us on a path that is convoluted, like the brain itself, and it provides social and political commentary, it is also muddled and at times confusing It is not always pleasant, it is often unpredictable, the antagonists are neither likable or horrible The events are both world shaking and mundane Maybe the word I want is provoking.Doctorow has found a new voice the brain but of course the brain, while it controls...

  7. Jill says:

    I received Andrew s Brain as a First Reads Giveaway If you re interested in reading the ramblings of a self adsorbed man who lacks maturity, then this book is for you If you re looking for a book with plot or direction, then you re not going to find it here I assume that part of the allure of this book is supposed to be the fact that Andrew s thought patterns are quirky and unique, but I believe it could have been achievedeffectively I didn t care about Andrew or any of the characters I received Andrew s Brain as a First Reads Giveaway If you re interested in reading the ramblings of a self adsorbed man who lacks maturity, then this book is for you If you re looking for a book with plot or direction, then you re not going to find it here I assume that part of the allure of this book is supposed to be the fact that Andrew s thought patterns are quirky and unique, but I believe it could have been achievedeffectively I didn t care about Andrew or any of the characters even as I finished the last few pages I mostly just wanted him to stop talking The last third of the book becomes completely topsy turvy and ridiculous If this book has been anythan 200 pages, I probably wouldn t have wasted my time I m rating this book with two stars as I did find it amusing is a couple of spots, however I felt I d have rather spent my time on anothe...

  8. Jason says:

    4.5 Stars I asked this question How can I think about my brain when it s my brain doing the thinking So is this brain pretending to be me thinking about it Wow, what a read Andrew s Brain by E.L Doctorow is an exercise in mental manipulation Our protagonist Andrew is a professor of cognitive science He studies the mind, not the brain Andrew gives the definition to unreliable narrator and as a result this story is not an easy read.First, this is the first E.L Doctorow book that I have rea 4.5 Stars I asked this question How can I think about my brain when it s my brain doing the thinking So is this brain pretending to be me thinking about it Wow, what a read Andrew s Brain by E.L Doctorow is an exercise in mental manipulation Our protagonist Andrew is a professor of cognitive science He studies the mind, not the brain Andrew gives the definition to unreliable narrator and as a result this story is not an easy read.First, this is the first E.L Doctorow book that I have read Shame on me What a gifted writer I was blown away by the brilliance of his prose, his style, and his structure It has been a while since I have read such an eloquent author Wow, I am an instant fan.This story is the life of Andrew, a man with mental obsessions, problems, and maybe illness too We get told his story in an often disjointed way that adds to the confusion I loved it I cannot give anything away but I...

  9. Nancy Oakes says:

    Let me just say at the beginning here that I loved this book, but I didn t realize how much I liked it until it was over Add this one to your list of most unreliable narrator novels, or just to your list of books you should definitely read It is a novel filled with surprises, the entire book a conversation between Andrew, a cognitive scientist whose life up to this point has been one of inadvertent disaster, and a psychotherapist psychologist shrink to whom he tells his not pretty story Or Let me just say at the beginning here that I loved this book, but I didn t realize how much I liked it until it was over Add this one to your list of most unreliable narrator novels, or just to your list of books you should definitely read It is a novel filled with surprises, the entire book a conversation between Andrew, a cognitive scientist whose life up to this point has been one of inadvertent disaster, and a psychotherapist psychologist shrink to whom he tells his not pretty story Or maybe not, depending on how you choose to read it So this post won t be a standard book discussion, butmy reaction to the novel, since it is really one of those books where the reader makes up his her own mind about what s actually going on Or not Plus, it would sort of be unfair to spill its contents doing so might throw prospective readers into major spoiler alert territory I ll say this Andrew s Brain is something very different than anything I ve seen before Forget...

  10. LitReactor says:

    Yes, this is not the E.L Doctorow you know Don t bug out, though, okay I mean, the dude is 83 and has won or been nominated for every major fiction award since his career began in 1960 Let s cut him some slack, yeah Really, you should Because Andrew s Brain is oh, I m trying not to overreact here, believe me, but in fifty years, this may be one of those kinda sorta career defining novels.I know, I know Ragtime Billy Bathgate The March Dude s got chops Dude s got a shelf full of Yes, this is not the E.L Doctorow you know Don t bug out, though, okay I mean, the dude is 83 and has won or been nominated for every major fiction award since his career began in 1960 Let s cut him some slack, yeah Really, you should Because Andrew s Brain is oh, I m trying not to overreact here, believe me, but in fifty years, this may be one of those kinda sorta career defining novels.I know, I know Ragtime Billy Bathgate The March Dude s got chops Dude s got a shelf full of BOSS But the great thing about what Doctorow s done before is that he can take chances now Andrew s Brain is most definitely a chance I m glad he took it.This Andrew, this guy with the brain, he s such a bitch, honestly Guy blames himself for every damn thing that s gone wrong...

  11. Megan says:

    hmm.The word that came to mind while reading this is self indulgent The narrator, Andrew, who refers to himself in the third person sometimes for no apparent reason, is a faceless, unidentifiable, and unsympathetic character prone to psychobabble ramblings and laundry lists of how he s been responsible for random tragedies throughout his life The one question that kept me reading was How did Briony die, and was Andrew responsible The answer is really You went there Then, he ends up hmm.The word that came to mind while reading this is self indulgent The narrator, Andrew, who refers to himself in the third person sometimes for no apparent reason, is a faceless, unidentifiable, and unsympathetic character prone to psychobabble ramblings and laundry lists of how he s been responsible for random tragedies throughout his life The one question that kept me reading was How did Briony die, and was Andrew responsi...

  12. Tweller83 says:

    I received this book for free through Goodreads First Reads in exchange for an honest review This was a waste of my time It made me feel stupid because I really couldn t follow it, it made no real sense and I didn t even care about the character If I hadn t said I would review it, I wouldn t have finished it.Next day After thinking about it , I think I understand a littlewhat the author was trying to do, however he didn t make me care enough about Andrew to care what he thought I received this book for free through Goodreads First Reads in exchange for an honest review This was a waste of my time It made me feel stupid because I really couldn t follow it, it made no real sense and I didn t even care about the character If I hadn t said I would review it, I wouldn t have finished it.Next day After thinking about it , I think I understand a littlewhat the author was trying to do, however he didn t...

  13. Callie says:

    So That was weird It seems there are two possibilities here Either I am way out of my depths and too obtuse to cotton on to what Doctorow is trying to do, or he is, in his old age, going a bit dotty I m reading along, and yes I know the narrator since this is I d say, a confessional novel and we know he s talking to some kind of therapist I know he s unreliable, but you get to a certain point and you wonder how far gone is this Andrew person, can you trust anything he s said so far Delu So That was weird It seems there are two possibilities here Either I am way out of my depths and too obtuse to cotton on to what Doctorow is trying to do, or he is, in his old age, going a bit dotty I m reading along, and yes I know the narrator since this is I d say, a confessional novel and we know he s talking to some kind of therapist I know he s unreliable, but you get to a certain point and you wonder how far gone is this Andrew person, can you trust anything he s said so far Delusions of grandeur Some kind of nut Or are we really to believe that he knows these famous people he is claiming to have access to I don t think we...

  14. Elizabeth (Alaska) says:

    It s sad to realize there will never be another new novel from Doctorow The writing is such a pleasure to read Descriptions of this novel speak of an unknown interlocutor but it is clear very early, that this unknown interlocutor is either a psychiatrist or psychologist Andrew tells of his life thus far, but also wanders off philosophically and scientifically The psychiatrist sometimes asks Andrew if something happened in a dream or was it real Can we ever be certain Andrew does wander i It s sad to realize there will never be another new novel from Doctorow The writing is such a pleasure to read Descriptions of this novel speak of an unknown interlocutor but it is clear very early, that this unknown interlocutor is either a psychiatrist or psychologist Andrew tells of his life thus far, but also wanders off...