Slumberland

Free Read Slumberland  [ Author ] Paul Beatty [ Kindle ePUB or eBook ] – johndore.co.uk
  • Audio CD
  • Slumberland
  • Paul Beatty
  • 03 July 2017
  • 1978604785

About the Author: Paul Beatty

Is a well-known author, some of his books are a fascination for readers like in the Slumberland book, this is one of the most wanted Paul Beatty author readers around the world.


Slumberland Critical darling Paul Beatty s highly original, widely praised novel of race, identity, and underground music.After creating the perfect beat, DJ Darky goes in search of Charles Stone, a little know avant garde jazzman, to play over his sonic masterpiece His quest brings him to a recently unified Berlin, where he stumbles through the city s dreamy streets ruminating about race, sex, love, Teutonic gods, the prevent defense, and Wynton Marsalis in search of his artistic and spiritual other.Ferocious, bombastic, and laugh out loud funny, Slumberland is vintage Paul Beatty and belongs on the shelf next to Jonathan Lethem, Colson Whitehead, and Junot Diaz. Read Slumberland By Paul Beatty – johndore.co.uk

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10 thoughts on “Slumberland

  1. Fabian says:

    Not as inaccessible as one might expect from a poetplayful than the prose acrobatics these individuals usually choose to suffuse their novels with.All the musicality, the adjectives of sound, only barely get to touch upon the Black experience in Berlin Wall era Berlin it sabout the music than about the individual Indeed, in attempting to paint a proper portrait of it, of this time, place, individual, we only get minor snatches of German influence As if lost in time, I canno Not as inaccessible as one might expect from a poetplayful than the prose acrobatics these individuals usually choose to suffuse their novels with.All the musicality, the adjectives of sound, only barely get to touch upon the Black experienc...

  2. Eugene says:

    a sly and outrageous book that i don t know why isn t gettingattention or wasn t on anyone s best of 08 lists it may be provincial to say but i ll read a hundred beatty s before i read a book about friggin cricket.a strange curse to be the smartest comedian in the room my two pfennigs paul beatty is the funniest american writer alive a riff master, there s so much comic bravado packed into this one i had to keep putting it down to walk around the room, big grin on my face comedians ar a sly and outrageous book that i don t know why isn t gettingattention or wasn t on anyone s best of 08 lists it may be provincial to say but i ll read a hundred beatty s before i read a book about friggin cricket.a strange curse to be the smartest comedian in the room my two pfennigs paul beatty is the funniest american writer alive a riff master, there s so much comic bravado packed into this one i had to keep putting it down to walk around the room, big grin on my face comedians are a dangerous breed, sacrifici...

  3. Marianne says:

    The Schwa ruffled the pages of the book over his pant seam, and the resulting sound rivaled that of the best Max Roach brushwork I nearly fainted He lifted the book to his mouth and played chapter seven like a diatonic harmonica blowing and drawing on the pages like leaves of grass in the hands of Pan Who knew a Signet paperback was in the key of D For thepercussive sounds he rapped the spine on his elbow, thumb drummed page corners, pizzicatoed the preface, flutter tongued the denou The Schwa ruffled the pages of the book over his pant seam, and the resulting sound rivaled that of the best Max Roach brushwork I nearly fainted He lifted the book to his mouth and played chapter seven like a diatonic harmonica blowing and drawing on the pag...

  4. Frank says:

    Amusing High quality intellectual humour Self revealing, while steadfastly refusing to take itself seriously Occasionally a kind of black Martin Amis On the downside some of PB s risks go badly awry This novel lacked the surprising kick of The Sellout, and the editing of the brief German text is...

  5. Ashish says:

    I picked up this book in my quest to read second books by authors who have awidely acclaimed book that they are known for In this case the Bookers prize winning book, The Sellout This book was written around 7 8 years before the sellout was published, and one can see the cutting satire and acerbic wit at its most shrill in this book All the ingredients are there to make a book which will make you laugh out loud at times and in others look up to the author for his audacity It has its ow I picked up this book in my quest to read second books by authors who have awidely acclaimed book that they are known for In this case the Bookers prize winning book, The Sellout This book was written around 7 8 years before the sellout was published, and one can see the cutting satire and acerbic wit at its most shrill in this book All the ingredients are there to make a book which will make you laugh out loud at times and in others look up to the a...

  6. Jamil says:

    Slumberland is probably the most intensely racialized book i ve read in a while It hits it from a multitude of angles self loathing, self deprecating, self mythologizing There are many similarities between Germans and blacks The nouns themselves are loaded with so much historical baggage it s impossible for an...

  7. Robert Wechsler says:

    This is a brilliant and very funny performance The first of Beatty s novels I ve read, it has a situation there is no plot that exists solely for Beatty to show his chops I wouldn t call the writing jazzlike or really musical in any way, even though the narrator is a DJ and the novel s quest central to its situation is for an old free jazzman But the writing does have the showy intelligence of a jazz solo, not a free one, but an edgy one that stays within the bounds of the conventional.Th This is a brilliant and very funny performance The first of Beatty s novels I ve read, it has a situation there is no plot that exists solely for Beatty to show his chops I wouldn t call the writing jazzlike or reall...

  8. KenyanBibliophile says:

    My third read by Paul Beatty did not disappoint Slumberland is not as polished as The Sellout but no less impressive As always, Beatty s mastery of the English language left me in awe Brilliantly crafted sentence after sentence with the satire exploding like firecrackers in every single paragraph I searched for the meaning of words as many times as I googled pop culture and historical references He dragged your faves like Oprah, Halle Berry and Marsalis with a vocabulary that both delights My third read by Paul Bea...

  9. clarissa says:

    Mi capita assai raramente di non apprezzare un libro Tant che pi volte penso che siano i libri a scegliermi, e che ci succeda per una qualche infondata ironia del destino I libri mi arrivano alle mani e faccio gli incontri di cui ho bisogno, sono sempre opportuni e mai fuori luogo Ho sempre creduto nella loro premura, nella loro adeguatezza In questo caso invece il libro per me un mondo oscuro, ho provato pi volte ad entrarci e sempre in punta di piedi, ma ci sono una veemenza e una s Mi capita assai raramente di non apprezzare un libro Tant che pi volte penso che siano i libri a scegliermi, e che ci succeda per una qualche infondata ironia del destino I libri mi arrivano alle mani e faccio gli incontri di cui ho bisogno, sono sempre opportuni e mai fuori luogo Ho sempre creduto nella loro premura, nella loro adeguatezza In questo caso invece il libro per me un mondo oscuro, ho provato pi volte ad entrarci e sempre in punta di piedi, ma ci sono una veemenza e una sfacciataggine che mi infastidiscono, sembra quasi che le parole si vestano di una patina di arroganza per fare in modo che chi legge non le possa cogliere mai per davvero Mi sono addormentata quasi sempre e mi sono innervosita ogni volta, ho deciso di sospendere la lettura dopo 150 pagine e mi sen...

  10. Karn Kher says:

    Jazz references abound in this funny book on racism and politics in our society Its a searing study of Being Black or different in general in Western society and a loooot of niche song name artist dropping Make a note to hear later He is not as ...