A Gambler's Anatomy: A Novel

A Gambler's Anatomy: A Novel

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The author of Motherless Brooklyn and The Fortress of Solitude returns with a devilishly entertaining novel about an international backgammon hustler who thinks he's psychic. Too bad about the tumor in his face.

Alexander Bruno travels the world playing high stakes backgammon and hunting for amateur “whales” who think they can challenge him. Lately he’s had a run of bad luck, not helped by the blot that has emerged in his field of vision, which forces him to… (more)

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Lethem is a flashy stylist, and his prose is a pleasure. So try reading to about page 175, then put The Blot down while you’re still having a good time. For glass-half-full optimists, the verdict that a novel is only one-third rubbish still qualifies as a thumbs-up.

The references to Hendrix, Duran Duran, Star Wars and pot-smoking 40-aughts further hammer home the sense that A Gambler’s Anatomy is built in large part as a spot-the-reference beach read for savvy boomers.

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Book Details  


Publisher: Vintage (October 18, 2016)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 304 pages

File size: 767 KB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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