Our Tragic Universe by Scarlett Thomas audiobook

Our Tragic Universe

By Scarlett Thomas
Read by Sarah Le Fevre

Blackstone Publishing, Blackstone Publishing
13.35 Hours Unabridged
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Meg Carpenter is broke. Her novel is years overdue. Her cell phone is out of minutes. And her moody boyfriend’s only contribution to the household is his sour attitude. So she jumps at the chance to review a pseudoscientific book that promises life everlasting. Consulting cosmology and physics, tarot cards, koans (and riddles and jokes), new age theories of everything, narrative theory, Nietzsche, Baudrillard, and knitting patterns, Meg wends her way through Our Tragic Universe, asking this and many other questions.

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Summary

Summary

Meg Carpenter is broke. Her novel is years overdue. Her cell phone is out of minutes. And her moody boyfriend’s only contribution to the household is his sour attitude. So she jumps at the chance to review a pseudoscientific book that promises life everlasting. Consulting cosmology and physics, tarot cards, koans (and riddles and jokes), new age theories of everything, narrative theory, Nietzsche, Baudrillard, and knitting patterns, Meg wends her way through Our Tragic Universe, asking this and many other questions.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A delight, not least for the quality of Scarlett Thomas’ writing, which is full of a very enjoyable life and energy.” Philip Pullman, New York Times bestselling author of the His Dark Materials trilogy
“Touching down on storytelling, magic, coincidence, love, and what it might be like to live forever…Meg’s searching soul is remarkably controlled, making her a protagonist you trust and want to follow.” Amazon.com, editorial review
“[A] delightfully whimsical novel…[Thomas] dexterously mixes the serious with the humorous and provides a cast of characters who come across as credible owing to their recognizable foibles and fallibility.” Publishers Weekly
“Few writers can mix science, philosophy, and humor as cleverly as Thomas.” Library Journal
“For readers who enjoy the ideological push and pull of philosophical fiction, Thomas is definitely worth reading.” Booklist
“[A] freewheeling intellectual journey with no destination…For the omnivorous reader who, like Meg, can’t get enough of the insights and passions and theories and inner lives of others, Thomas’s fifth novel should be an addictive delight.” Kirkus Reviews
“Thomas brilliantly reminds us that, despite popular representations, many women are actually staying up half the night talking ideas. One feels alone. And then one reads Our Tragic Universe.” Jincy Willett, author of Winner of the National Book Award
Our Tragic Universe surprised me with where it goes, and in such a terrific way. Scarlett Thomas’s prose is so addictive you can’t help but fall deeper and deeper under her spell. How does she do it? She is a genius.” Douglas Coupland, author of Generation X

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Author

Author Bio: Scarlett Thomas

Author Bio: Scarlett Thomas

Scarlett Thomas is the author of several books, including The End of Mr. Y and PopCo. She writes for the Independent on Sunday and other magazines and is a recipient of the Elle Style Award. She lives and teaches in Canterbury, England.

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Details

Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 13.35
Audience: Adult
Language: English