(E–pub READ) The Echo Maker

  • Hardcover
  • 451
  • The Echo Maker
  • Richard Powers
  • English
  • 08 October 2019
  • 9780374146351

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Read & Download The Echo Maker Richard Powers ✓ 0 Read & Download characters Ý PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Richard Powers Wn to nurse Mark back from a traumatic head injury But when he emerges from a protracted coma Mark believes that this woman – who looks acts and sounds just like his sister – is really an identical impostor Shattered by her brother’s refusal to recognize her Karin contacts the cognitive neurologist Gerald Weber famous for his case histories describing the infinitely bizarre worlds of brain disorder Weber recognizes Mark as a rare case of Capgras Syndrome a doubling delusion and eagerly investigates What he discovers in Mark. Mr Powers I have no doubt in your ability to write the sappiest story ever Not only do you manage to force a sister brother bond over whooping cranes and frost you also manage to force a shameful but safe romance between said sister and said brother s successful counterpart I hate you Thanks to you I will never like a crane I will never sympathize with head trauma victims and I will never finish your dumb book You may have fooled Oprah but I ve got your number

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Read & Download The Echo Maker Richard Powers ✓ 0 Read & Download characters Ý PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Richard Powers Following a near fatal accident Mark Schluter is nursed by his reluctant sister But when he emerges from his coma Mark believes that this woman – who looks acts and sounds just like his sister – is really an identical impostor As a famous neurologist investigates his condition Mark tries to learn what really happened the night of his accidentOn a winter night on a remote Nebraska road 27 year old Mark Schluter flips his truck in a near fatal accident His older sister Karin his only near kin returns reluctantly to their hometo. Karin returns to her small town in Nebraska to care for her brother Mark almost killed in a mysterious highway accident When Mark regains consciousness he insists that Karin is not his real sister and treats her as an impostor In an attempt to cure Mark of his delusion Karin contacts Dr Weber a neurologist modeled on writer Oliver Sacks and asks him to examine her brotherThis is a fine novel with considerable narrative drive and a not unsatisfying conclusion Its deeply philosophical narrative calls into uestion the meaning the very existence of the self

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Read & Download The Echo Maker Richard Powers ✓ 0 Read & Download characters Ý PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Richard Powers Slowly undermines even his own sense of being Meanwhile Mark armed only with a note left by an anonymous witness attempts to learn what happened the night of his inexplicable accident The truth of that evening will change the lives of all three beyond recognition Set against the Platte River’s massive spring migrations – one of the greatest spectacles in nature – The Echo Maker is a gripping mystery that explores the improvised human self and the even precarious brain that splits us from and joins us to the rest of creatio. Flowers for Algernon for the new millenniumOkay not really no Well maybe a littleThe best parts of this book were those written from the perspective of a character with severe traumatic brain injury The rest of it was good too but the characters were never uite convincing enough for me to suspend my disbelief and actually care what happened to them Of course I was helplessly distracted the entire time by the Man Behind the Curtain Does Richard Powers do all his own research Where does Richard Powers live Does he live in New York Did Richard Powers haunt the neuroscience journal stacks of Columbia for two years while putting together this book Because that is kind of what I was picturing Also for those who do not already know this Richard Powers DOES NOT TYPE his novels He hasn t in years No Richard Powers DICTATES his novels using VOICE RECOGNITION SOFTWAREHow can I POSSIBLY focus on what s going on in the novel when I m grappling with an image of THAT the whole timeNone of this is meant to imply that The Echo Maker is not engaging and absorbing fiction because it definitely is It is just not uite as engaging and absorbing as the idea of Richard PowersBut let s face it that s some stiff competitionDoes Richard Powers really know everything Is Richard Powers a happy man Is Richard Powers Richard Powers s real name Does Richard Powers have children Does Richard Powers have a dog Does he love his dog Does he love it than he loves the children Does Richard Powers really have the capacity to love or is this somehow unusually difficult for him Does Richard Powers feel smarter than everyone else Does he feel smarter than his characters If he really does know everything it must be strange to write about people who do not Can he empathize with them Does he pity them Or is he strangely powerfully jealousIs it a great burden knowing everything When Richard Powers was in elementary school did some other kids call him a know it all When he was younger did Richard Powers smoke cigarettes Has Richard Powers ever taken drugs What are Richard Powers s friends like Are they also famous writers Is Richard Powers pleased when he is referred to as being a writer s writer or do you suppose he sometimes wisfully dreams of being of a reader s writerReading The Echo Maker will not definitively answer any of these uestions But if you read carefully I m sure you will notice some pretty big clues