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Category Archive for 'The Zero'

About all of it, and broadly, because that is how I’ve been thinking about it: in broad terms. And think about it I certainly have. In fact — and I do not mean this in any hard core academic sense (though maybe I should profess otherwise) — I’ve thought and spoken about this class far […]

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Long Overdue

This is categorized under The Zero and that’s exactly why this post is so long overdue. It’s on page 150 when Paul is talking to Remy about making movies out of their 9/11 experiences. He says everything goes through this cycle of opportunity: first inspirational stories, kids and animals, shit like that; then the backdrop […]

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This post is in response to Sarah’s oral report, so clearly I’ve been sitting on it for a while and I apologize for that. Miguel de Unamuno, a Spanish/Basque writer, presented an analysis of human motivation regarding living and dying that I show below in chart form. As it relates to this class, each character […]

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We’re All Mad Here

It’s a mad world.  Jess Walter, author of The Zero, seems to have been thoroughly aware of that when he wrote this novel.  Not only that, but aware of the fact that readers themselves are heavily conscious of madness in terms of popular culture.  Walter, in his decision to convey the narrative of The Zero […]

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Allegorically Confusing

Jess Walter’s The Zero is a well-crafted book that explores the devastation of 9/11. Upon waking up days after 9/11 and discovering that he has shot himself in the head, Remy proceeds in an altered state of mind. He then takes an upsetting walk through the city’s own devastation, while at the same time the […]

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So the title for this post is actually from The Submission, however the focus is on The Zero. I just wanted to write a short post, basically to see if anyone else felt the same way I did. While reading The Zero I couldn’t help but feel like it was making fun of the tragedy of […]

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This Book should be a Movie

Does anyone else think Jess Walter’s novel The Zero should be a movie? The entire time I was reading all I could think of was how it would make a great movie, and dare I say, a better movie than a book. I know, I know, it seems terrible and I’m pretty sure JGB would disagree with […]

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My Yahoo! News This Morning

On the front page of Yahoo! News this morning I was given an array of information. A child was found alive in a morgue, there are 25 iPhone user tips that as an iPhone user I absolutely must know, a dog saved a puppy from drowning, and, in a tiny yellow banner at the top […]

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