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10 thoughts on “The Unnamed

  1. says:

    Gah I hated this stupid book I knew I hated it after the first twenty pages and I only finished it out of spite I am a big enough person to admit that I was expecting to hate this as I always hate anything that's too hyped too anticipated too next big thing so obvs I may not have given it an honest chance but whatever It still was

  2. says:

    Upgrading from 3 to 4 stars because for some reason I keep thinking about this book even though I read it like a year ago and because I fucking love the audacity of the opening sentenceWhat an odd bookThe first section real

  3. says:

    Joshua Ferris’s The Unnamed is a purposeless relentlessly depressing book I get the sense Ferris was chugging balls out on the downer path because he didn’t want to minimize the darkness but I think he lost h

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    If you took the scenes from Forrest Gump where Tom Hanks runs across the country several times and mixed that with some sections of The Time Travelers Wife you’d have an idea of what this book is likeTim Farnsworth is a successful lawyer and he lives with his wife Jane and their daughter Becka in upper middle class spl

  5. says:

    Tim Farnsworth has a problem At times he is overwhelmed by an irresistable urge to walk Not just around the block a time or two but to the point of exhaustion regardless of the weather regardless of whatever else

  6. says:

    If I could give this than five stars I would I don't think I've been this affected by a novel in years Above all it is a novel of great compassionThe premise seemed both abstract and far fetched a man is afflicted with a disease or a condition which causes him to walk suddenly unable to stop until he eventually

  7. says:

    I read an excerpt of The Unnamed right before the release date a year ago It had such a weird set up I couldn't get it out of my head and I wanted to buy it so I could finish the story and find out what the hell was wrong with the main chara

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    “The Unnamed” is a fascinating account of a man literally at war with himself – a character torn between compulsion and resistance body and mind It is a complex and heartbreaking novel about the effects of disease both physical and psychological on a person’s humanity and his relationship with others Joshua Ferris proves once again that he is a skilled and nuanced writer who posits thought provoking uestions without feeling the nee

  9. says:

    Pretty mature stuff for such a young writer to tackle just look at the dude's pic on the back cover Power of the imagination friends The disintegration of a fully realized contemporary American male adult is dis

  10. says:

    I listened to Joshua Ferris read this his second novel I hadn't read his first the lauded Then We Came to The End but I heard good things about this one And from the very first moments I loved it There's two thing

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CHARACTERS Ð PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Joshua Ferris

Tim è un uomo giovane e attraente e il passare degli anni sembra avergli donato il fascino luminoso e intenso di un attore di teatro La moglie Jane conserva intatto il suo a per lui e attraverso le piccole difficoltà di ogni giorno il loro matrimonio ha acuisito la forza di un vero legame complice e sentimentale Nonostante le lunghe ore passate in ufficio Tim lavora con passione È socio di un autorevole studio legale di Manhattan e ciò che fa è importante per i colleg. Gah I hated this stupid book I knew I hated it after the first twenty pages and I only finished it out of spite I am a big enough person to admit that I was expecting to hate this as I always hate anything that s too hyped too anticipated too next big thing so obvs I may not have given it an honest chance but whatever It still was a weird uneven mostly bad book On the good side Gone was the gimmickry of Then We Came to the End Nicely done Joshua though your first book was widely loved due to its gimmicky originality you didn t replace one gimmick with another going into your sopho isn t it true that etymologically speaking sopho means stupid or something like that effort And the book is I guess fairly original in both concept and structure But that brings us tothe bad side Far be it from me to cling to convention for convention s sake heaven knows I love a good dose of experimental lit But some conventions I think are fairly important and this book flouts them at its own expense For one thing if you re going to write a character driven book it s a nice idea to give your characters some dimension And by dimension I don t mean a few uirks that can be repeated over and over The character of Becka in particular was woefully underdeveloped For another thing usually a novel is kind of told in the same style throughout or if not the same style it usually has the same sort of balance of narration dialogue scenery etc throughout This one is incredibly uneven which I can t really say much about without giving away the plot It just skips from domestic drama to courtroom intrigue to bildungsromanish to nature observation to God musing with no warning and little justification Also the descriptions themselves are really hit or miss with sporadic nice passages getting shat all over by really clunky metaphors and purple ish prose and not believable dialogue Here s another thing I don t know if Joshua Ferris has ever spent time with any women Because I do not believe his women Oh and one You know that thing someone famous said about how if there s a gun in the beginning of the story it better get fired by the end Yeah see that s considered a truism Joshua one to be followed There s several strongly emphasized atmospheric type things in this book weather nature stuff like that again not trying to give anything away which are never realized at all thus cheapening the entire thing I mean did he just forget that he wrote a bunch of shit about dead bees Did his editors One throwaway conversation with a maybe hallucinated priest is not enough Joshua Lastly there is a lot of uasi spirituality sprinkled throughout lots of talk of souls and God and things like that which are also never fully realized Clearly he doesn t want to make any claims about what is right or true but it just makes him seem like a flake who is trying to elevate the uality of his mediocre musings by strapping them with spiritual essence Yuck in-the-moonlight-mmf-bisexual-romance-mmf-anthology-edition-english-edition luminoso e intenso di un attore di teatro La moglie Jane conserva intatto il suo a per the-infernal-devices-clockwork-princess lui e attraverso i-quattro-accordi-guida-pratica-alla-libert-agrave-personale-un-libro-di-saggezza-tolteca le piccole difficoltà di ogni giorno il hot-wheels-variations-the-ultimate-guide loro matrimonio ha acuisito rechnen-und-textaufgaben-gymnasium-5-klasse-mathematik-textaufgaben-sachaufgaben-band-155 la forza di un vero newspaper-design legame complice e sentimentale Nonostante financial-accounting-10th-edition le manuel-th-eacute-orique-et-pratique-de-la-coupe-des-m-eacute-taux-en-feuilles-d-eacute-veloppement-et-la-coupe-de-tous-les-objets-en-usage-chez-les-fabricants-d-ornements-en-zinc lunghe ore passate in ufficio Tim the-pisces lavora con passione È socio di un autorevole studio Storms Obsession legale di Manhattan e ciò che fa è importante per i colleg. Gah I hated this stupid book I knew I hated it after the first twenty pages and I only finished it out of spite I am a big enough person to admit that I was expecting to hate this as I always hate anything that s too hyped too anticipated too next big thing so obvs I may not have given it an honest chance but whatever It still was a weird uneven mostly bad book On the good side Gone was the gimmickry of Then We Came to the End Nicely done Joshua though your first book was widely benevolent-breeze-trawler-trash-book-11-english-edition loved due to its gimmicky originality you didn t replace one gimmick with another going into your sopho isn t it true that etymologically speaking sopho means stupid or something the-hair-pulling-quot-habit-quot-and-you-how-to-solve-the-trichotillomania-puzzle-revised-edition like that effort And the book is I guess fairly original in both concept and structure But that brings us tothe bad side Far be it from me to cling to convention for convention s sake heaven knows I much-ado-about-nothing-arkangel-shakespeare love a good dose of experimental match-made-in-heaven lit But some conventions I think are fairly important and this book flouts them at its own expense For one thing if you re going to write a character driven book it s a nice idea to give your characters some dimension And by dimension I don t mean a few uirks that can be repeated over and over The character of Becka in particular was woefully underdeveloped For another thing usually a novel is kind of told in the same style throughout or if not the same style it usually has the same sort of balance of narration dialogue scenery etc throughout This one is incredibly uneven which I can t really say much about without giving away the plot It just skips from domestic drama to courtroom intrigue to bildungsromanish to nature observation to God musing with no warning and i-thought-it-was-just-me-but-it-isn-t-making-the-journey-from-quot-what-will-people-think-quot-to-quot-i-am-enough-quot little justification Also the descriptions themselves are really hit or miss with sporadic nice passages getting shat all over by really clunky metaphors and purple ish prose and not believable dialogue Here s another thing I don t know if Joshua Ferris has ever spent time with any women Because I do not believe his women Oh and one You know that thing someone famous said about how if there s a gun in the beginning of the story it better get fired by the end Yeah see that s considered a truism Joshua one to be followed There s several strongly emphasized atmospheric type things in this book weather nature stuff coleccion-de-oro-jorge-el-curioso-a-treasury-of-curious-george-bilingual-edition-spanish-and-english-edition like that again not trying to give anything away which are never realized at all thus cheapening the entire thing I mean did he just forget that he wrote a bunch of shit about dead bees Did his editors One throwaway conversation with a maybe hallucinated priest is not enough Joshua Lastly there is a Swimming lot of uasi spirituality sprinkled throughout lettrage-cr-eacute-atif-le-petit-manuel-de-la-calligraphie lots of talk of souls and God and things administration-guide-aeps-assessment-evalutaion-and-programming-system-vol-1 like that which are also never fully realized Clearly he doesn t want to make any claims about what is right or true but it just makes him seem the-gift-of-therapy-an-open-letter-to-a-new-generation-of-therapists-and-their-patients like a flake who is trying to elevate the uality of his mediocre musings by strapping them with spiritual essence Yuck

REVIEW The Unnamed

The Unnamed

Hi e per se stesso A casa uando la figlia Becka si nasconde dietro la sua chitarra con i capelli da rasta e un corpo che non ha ancora superato le rotondità paffute dell'infanzia Tim riesce sempre a donarle le bugie oneste di un padre convinto che la figlia sia la ragazza più bella del mondo Tim ama sua moglie la propria famiglia il lavoro la sua casa Ma un giorno Tim si alza ed esce Esce dalla casa dalla famiglia dall'ufficio dalla calda dimora degli affetti dell'a dell. If you took the scenes from Forrest Gump where Tom Hanks runs across the country several times and mixed that with some sections of The Time Travelers Wife you d have an idea of what this book is likeTim Farnsworth is a successful lawyer and he lives with his wife Jane and their daughter Becka in upper middle class splendor Becka has some weight issues and general case of teenage angst but overall they re living the American dream However Tim has an odd problem He has twice endured periods of time when he compulsively walks When in the grips of one of these attacks Tim will just start walking and is unable to stop himself After the walks end he falls into a deep sleep no matter where he is This can be a tad dangerous if for example Tim happens to walk out into freezing temperatures and he isn t wearing his mittensThe walking compulsion had vanished before but it returns as the book begins Since they ve been through this twice Tim and Jane know that doctors and psychiatrists can t help Tim and efforts to drug or restrain him just make matters worse With almost no hope of recovery or answers Tim desperately tries to hang onto his job and Jane s tries to help as they both struggle to maintain some semblance of a life But the toll of dealing with Tim s condition is making life miserable for them and things are about to get worseThis was an interesting story but a very depressing read Tim and Jane are nice people who know they have it good and are grateful and content with their lives Reading about how this weird walking compulsion steals their happiness and normality is about as much fun as watching a sack full of puppies get drowned the-forbidden-groom-texas-titan-romances-english-edition la figlia Becka si nasconde dietro the-lives-of-the-artists-oxford-world-s-classics la sua chitarra con i capelli da rasta e un corpo che non ha ancora superato a-level-chemistry-a-for-ocr-student-book-ocr-a-level le rotondità paffute dell'infanzia Tim riesce sempre a donarle The Curiosities le bugie oneste di un padre convinto che in-the-moonlight-mmf-bisexual-romance-mmf-anthology-edition-english-edition la figlia sia the-infernal-devices-clockwork-princess la ragazza più bella del mondo Tim ama sua moglie i-quattro-accordi-guida-pratica-alla-libert-agrave-personale-un-libro-di-saggezza-tolteca la propria famiglia il hot-wheels-variations-the-ultimate-guide lavoro rechnen-und-textaufgaben-gymnasium-5-klasse-mathematik-textaufgaben-sachaufgaben-band-155 la sua casa Ma un giorno Tim si alza ed esce Esce dalla casa dalla famiglia dall'ufficio dalla calda dimora degli affetti dell'a dell. If you took the scenes from Forrest Gump where Tom Hanks runs across the country several times and mixed that with some sections of The Time Travelers Wife you d have an idea of what this book is newspaper-design likeTim Farnsworth is a successful financial-accounting-10th-edition lawyer and he manuel-th-eacute-orique-et-pratique-de-la-coupe-des-m-eacute-taux-en-feuilles-d-eacute-veloppement-et-la-coupe-de-tous-les-objets-en-usage-chez-les-fabricants-d-ornements-en-zinc lives with his wife Jane and their daughter Becka in upper middle class splendor Becka has some weight issues and general case of teenage angst but overall they re the-pisces living the American dream However Tim has an odd problem He has twice endured periods of time when he compulsively walks When in the grips of one of these attacks Tim will just start walking and is unable to stop himself After the walks end he falls into a deep sleep no matter where he is This can be a tad dangerous if for example Tim happens to walk out into freezing temperatures and he isn t wearing his mittensThe walking compulsion had vanished before but it returns as the book begins Since they ve been through this twice Tim and Jane know that doctors and psychiatrists can t help Tim and efforts to drug or restrain him just make matters worse With almost no hope of recovery or answers Tim desperately tries to hang onto his job and Jane s tries to help as they both struggle to maintain some semblance of a Storms Obsession life But the toll of dealing with Tim s condition is making benevolent-breeze-trawler-trash-book-11-english-edition life miserable for them and things are about to get worseThis was an interesting story but a very depressing read Tim and Jane are nice people who know they have it good and are grateful and content with their the-hair-pulling-quot-habit-quot-and-you-how-to-solve-the-trichotillomania-puzzle-revised-edition lives Reading about how this weird walking compulsion steals their happiness and normality is about as much fun as watching a sack full of puppies get drowned

CHARACTERS Ð PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Joshua Ferris

A sicurezza Esce e inizia a camminare Per non fermarsi mai più La sua è una malattia che lo spinge a mettersi in marcia senza potersi arrestare perdendosi nei meandri della città nelle periferie nei sobborghi nelle strade di campagna Fino a uando senza forze come in trance crolla e si addormenta Per ritrovarsi privo di memoria in un luogo sconosciuto e chiamare e implorare la moglie perché lo venga a recuperare È una malattia senza nome insinuante che non lascia scamp. The Unnamed is a fascinating account of a man literally at war with himself a character torn between compulsion and resistance body and mind It is a complex and heartbreaking novel about the effects of disease both physical and psychological on a person s humanity and his relationship with others Joshua Ferris proves once again that he is a skilled and nuanced writer who posits thought provoking uestions without feeling the need to give tidy answers or even at times the semblance of a solution Now that I ve gotten the well deserved praise out of the way though I do have to say that the novel for all its strengths falls slightly short of both its promise and its premise My biggest problem with the book is its lack of narrative consistency The first parts of the book are brisk and multifaceted an amazing cross section of not only the main character and his illness but also of the world and people around him The latter part of the book is told as a meandering odyssey although this tortuous homecoming is beautifully reflective of the main character s illness it plays with time and narrative style in a way that feels contrary or at odds with the earlier parts of the novel Moreover there are a number of very interesting plot elements a murder case and a major character s struggles with alcoholism that are simply abandoned Again I don t necessarily want tidy endings for all plot points but they do need to seem purposeful rather than just reuisite inciting events or complications As a whole The Unnamed was a strange and compelling book that for me fell short of its promise