I'm Trying to Reach You

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  • Title: I'm Trying to Reach You
  • Author: Barbara Browning
  • ISBN: 9780983247111
  • Page: 189
  • Format: Paperback

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  1. Read the entire book on the same day I also finished Sheila Heti s How Should A Person Be , along with Tove Jansson s Fair Play and Elizabeth Hardwick s Sleepless Nights Then this book one that is about artists, about performance, about modern relationships, about YouTube, about memories of people, about everything those other three books were about in very different ways.And then the freaky but just for me freaky stuff how I was abroad too when Michael Jackson died, how the narrator mentions an [...]


  2. 7 10 Well this is an odd one I m Trying to Reach You is a kind of conspiracy novel, but it s a conspiracy that revolves around cryptic YouTube videos, modern dance, and Michael Jackson The narrator is even of an oddity, a strange mixture of voyeurism, fixation, and critical theory He watches what he perceives to be a something incredibly significant and strange, but is not involved in it, taking the same role of observer as we do The whole thing is vaguely Hitchcock esque, but also a bit experi [...]


  3. This is so not a book I would have chosen for myself and I actually put off reading it until just before book club, but I loved it Details about the characters and the plot are often not provided until they re narratively necessary, so they feel like they could have just been added and since so many of them were so easy to relate to my own life, it often felt like the book was being written for me as I went along like a choose your own adventure where I didn t realize I was making the choices.It [...]



  4. When I first started this book I wasn t clear on the narrator Since the author was a woman, I assumed the narrator was, too I had a pic in my head of a quiet thirty something white woman with long brown hair Then I started thinking maybe it was a gay guy, but I wasn t sure Then I finally figured out it was a gay guy, and after I readjusted the pic in my head, the voice made sense But then later on I learned that he was a brown gay guy, which changed the MJ obsession into something of an identi [...]


  5. This book featured such an amazing array of details that seemed custom designed to make me and my book club adore it Gay, non white main character Long distance relationships Ballet Film noir Performance art The internet as a social medium Making fun of New York art cliquesThere were a couple of moments that I wished the author trusted the reader a bit to do the emotional work math and not spell out things quite so clearly I didn t need a multi paragraph definition of a MacGuffin dropped into t [...]


  6. An odd book I d never have chosen had it not been up for the IPPY award, in the category of literary fiction and had I not been one of the judges Sort of limits what I can actually tell you about it, s the pity I m afraid you ll have to get insight from the other reviews I m including it in my Books Read because my goal is to finish 100 in 2013 and I m not giving up one title I can add to the total.Yes, my reasons are purely selfish.


  7. Yes, I really liked this book.Took a long time to read, because the book consistently refers to YouTube videos which I would search out in order to better understand the material Further, there is a good deal of dance ballet namedropping which I somehow thought it was necessary to read up on.Made me think It may make you think too also caused me to remember C Carr s book On Edge Performance Art at the End of the 20th Century Highly recommended.


  8. Read my review on New York Journal of Books first Additional remarks that appeared in a different and now defunct publication can now be found on my Wordpress blog.


  9. Weird and wonderful blend of high and low concerns I feel lucky to have been given such a clever, contemporary, observant book about performance, viral video, and connection, among many other things Highly recommend.


  10. I was in Philadelphia when Michael Jackson died The final image of the It ain t easy being green performance is indelibly seared in my brain It might be memorable than everything else in this book.



  11. I honestly don t know what to think of this book yet but I ve certainly never read anything like it.



  12. This probably deserves than three stars, but somehow it just didn t speak to me Parts of it did, other parts just fell a bit flat I would give it 3 1 2 stars if I could.


  13. Good hybrid of riff on the academic comedy and the paranoid thriller Also impressive works in a completely different way than Browning s earlier THE CORRESPONDENCE ARTIST.



  14. I d been wanting to read this forever, and guess what It s great It also won my heart for featuring Jess Dobkin s It Ain t Easy Being Green act.