You Shall Know Our Velocity! by Dave Eggers

This is Eggers first novel, following his memoir (A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius). We’re told the very entertaining, unpredictable tale of life-long friends, Will and Hand, who go on a week-long, around-the-world trip to give away money. I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with Eggers. I revere his amazing ability to capture emotion in unique, vivid, and often beautiful ways. He’s so outstanding at it that I usually can forgive his somewhat seemingly self-congratulatory love of clever devices (Hand’s interjection three-quarters of the way through) which make his works a little too self-aware and self-reflexive.

Gwenamon says: Very, very good

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About gwenamon

bookworm, confidante, creative director, cyclist, global wanderer, music lover, shutterbug, shoe shopper, snowboarder, writer, yoga geek. i'm also a very proud mama of a lil mister named james.
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