Men in Space



Set In A Central Europe Rapidly Fragmenting After The Fall Of Communism, Men In Space Follows A Cast Of Dissolute Bohemians, Political Refugees, Football Referees, Deaf Police Agents, Assassins, And Stranded Astronauts As They Chase A Stolen Icon Painting From Sofia To Prague And Beyond The Icon S Melancholy Orbit Is Reflected In The Various Characters Ellipses And Near Misses As They Career Vertiginously Through All Kinds Of Space Physical, Political, Emotional, And Metaphysical What Emerges Is A Vision Of Humanity Adrift In History, And A World In A State Of Disintegration.Men in Space

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  • Hardcover
  • 278 pages
  • Men in Space
  • Tom McCarthy
  • English
  • 14 September 2017
  • 1846880335

10 thoughts on “Men in Space

  1. says:

    This is really good, especially for a first novel McCarthy exerts a whole lot of control over both his characters and his prose, which isn t always a great thing, but works well here One of the main characters spends a portion of the book forging a painting, and at one point McCarthy lists all the things he needs in order to do it whiting powder, rabbit skin glue, methylated spirits, cotton wool, ketone resin crystals, white spirit, beeswax, jelly, wire wool, sandpaper, carbon paper, purified This is really good, especially for a first novel McCarthy exerts a whole lot of control over both his characters and his prose, which isn t always a great thing, but works well here One of the main characters spends a portion of the book forging a painting, and at one point McCarthy lists all the things he needs in order to do it whiting powder, rabbit skin glue, methylated spirits, cotton wool, ketone resin crystals, white spirit, beeswax, jelly, wire wool, sandpaper, carbon paper, purified water, garlic, and so on The amount of detail that went into writing it reminded me of The Recognitions, until I realized that it wasn t that that reminded me of it it was the entire book itself Men in Space isn t a thick book, nor is it particularly difficult, but it shares many other characteristics with The Recognitions multiple points of view a large bohemian cast its European setting a multi l...

  2. says:

    Aqu en Goodreads parece que se puede escribir con m s ligereza sobre los libros Seguramente relea algunos fragmentos de la novela para una posible rese a en el blog, pero voy a dejar mis impresiones justo despu s de terminar la lectura.Pongamos la tem tica principal de Los reconocimientos de Gaddis, el arte y la copia, y tambi n parte de su composici n coral Pongamos tambi n la estructura de una novela de Pynchon, El arco iris de gravedad, por ejemplo, en la que cada cap tulo termina en punto Aqu en Goodreads parece que se puede escribir con m s ligereza sobre los libros Seguramente relea algunos fragmentos de la novela para una posible rese a en el blog, pero voy a dejar mis impresiones justo despu s de terminar la lectura.Pongamos la tem tica principal de Los reconocimientos de Gaddis, el arte y la copia, y tambi n parte de su composici n coral Pongamos tambi n la estructura de una novela de Pynchon, El arco iris de gravedad, por ejemplo, en la que cada cap tulo termina en puntos suspensivos dando una sensaci n de incomplenitud y fragmentaci n Pongamos por ltimo una novela de John Le Carr , de esp as en pa ses del antiguo tel n de acero en proceso de reestructraci n con el caos que conlleva, sustituyendo esp as por ladrones de obras de arte.Agitadlo bie...

  3. says:

    The Lit major in me wants to give McCarthy s MEN IN SPACE five stars for its detailed symbolism, its highly intricate analogies, and its artistic complexity The lover of stories in me, however, wants to give it two stars for its almost aggressively dense plotting, its alienating cartography, and its oh so palpable disdain for anything even approaching entertainment Let s call it an even 3.5 and round up.This is the third McCarthy book I ve read As aovert puzzle novel, ASIN 0307388212 The Lit major in me wants to give McCarthy s MEN IN SPACE five stars for its detailed symbolism, its highly intricate analogies, and its artistic complexity The lover of stories in me, however, wants to give it two stars for its almost aggressively dense plotting, its alienating cartography, and its oh so palpable disdain for anything even approaching entertainment Let s call it an even 3.5 and round up.This is the third McCarthy book I ve read As aovert puzzle novel, ASIN 0307388212 C exhausted me, and although its opaqueness kept me at a distance, its overall shape and weft was obviously the work of genius Evenaccessible, ASIN 0307278352 Remainder did get repetitive and tiresome, but the writing flowed so quickly and with such sumptuous detail that every other page seemed to give me a second and third and so on wind This novel about failed transcendence, about isolation and human de...

  4. says:

    I loved Tom McCarthy s Remainder, and his Tintin and the Secret of Literature, so I was looking forward to this, and wasn t disappointed It s an often disjointed story set in Prague, featuring British and American expats, a rather self conscious group of Czech artists and literal Bohemians, and local and Bulgarian gangsters A stolen icon forms the focus for this disparate group of people So far so thriller ish, from my description here, but Tom McCarthy raises his work above genre he shows I loved Tom McCarthy s Remainder, and his Tintin and the Secret of Literature, so I was looking forward to this, and wasn t disappointed It s an often disjointed story set in Prague, featuring British and American expats, a rather self conscious group of Czech artists and literal Bohemians, and local and Bulgarian gangsters A stolen icon forms the focus for this disparate group of people So far so thriller ish, from my description here, but Tom McCarthy raises his work above genre he shows that all characters don t have to interract for events to impact on them Some characters seem to peter out, but they are still there in the background, going obliviously about their lives, or, you have to assume, seeing them fall to pieces, or change for the better It helped, maybe, that I know the Prague of...

  5. says:

    Expat artists partying in Prague, on the verge of Czechoslovakia splitting in two, get in over their heads when one of them is asked to reproduce a strange painting But the book is about forgery and crime as much as Gaddis The Recognitions was the writing is dense and detailed and unfolds non linearly There are letters, notebook excerpts from a cop going mad, geographical jumps, loose ends, debauchery aplenty In short, all the ingredients I look for in fiction Plus, the nice looking hardc Expat artists partying in Prague, on the verge of Czechoslovakia splitting in two, get in over their heads when one of them is asked to reproduce a strange painting But the book is about forgery and crime as much as Gaddis The Recognitions was the writing is dense and detailed and unfolds non...

  6. says:

    A bit of disappointment after the brilliant Remainder by the same author Apparently, he wrote this book long before The Remainder , while living in Czech Republic in the early 1990s Detective story framed a...

  7. says:

    I chose this one based on McCarthy s Remainder, which I really enjoyed, odd as it was Had I read Men in Space first, I don t think I d want to explore anybooks by the author Mind you, McCarthy s literary talent isn t in question here, he can write and well, but he chooses to forgo convention in favor ofthe heavily stylized, studiedly flat, disjointed narratives of it, the all but ignored basic plot which has something to do with a copying and redistribution of a stolen icon and the E I chose this one based on McCarthy s Remainder, which I really enjoyed, odd as it was Had I read Men in Space first, I don t think I d want to explore anybooks by the author Mind you, McCarthy s literary talent isn t in question here, he can write and well, but he chooses to forgo convention in favor ofthe heavily stylized, studiedly flat, disjointed narratives of it, the all but ignored basic plot which has something to do with a copying and redistribution of a stolen icon and the European art world in general set around the separation of Czechoslovakia , the general lack of coherency cohesivenessthe deliber...

  8. says:

    1.5 5Where to start with the many many things wrong with this book According to the blurb this is about a group of people chasing a stolen icon painting from Sofia to Prague and onwards Not technically a lie, as there is a stolen icon, but it spends about 90% of the book in Prague, and we see very little of the chasing of it onwards And the book itself wastes about 40% of its pages describing various people taking various drugs and having sex Why the editor didn t take the first 100 pages 1.5 5Where to start with the many many things wrong with this book According to the blurb this is about a group of people chasing a stolen icon painting from Sofia to Prague and onwards Not technically a lie, as there is a stolen icon, but it spends about 90% of the book in Prague, and we see very little of the chasing of it onwards And the book itself wastes about 40% of its pages describing various people taking various drugs and having sex Why the editor didn t take the first 100 pages or so to the shre...

  9. says:

    Didn t finish

  10. says:

    The fact that I have little to say about this novel has induced an irrational compulsion to justify such a tepid response Perhaps expectations were too high going in I ve been on a solid string of great new authors thanks, Goodreaders but I come away from this rather underwhelmed Not that anything was wrong with it per se it simply remained flat, nothing stood out during the read and nothing aside from the aforementioned compulsion lingered afterwards I understand that that could be int The fact that I have little to say about this novel has induced an irrational compulsion to justify such a tepid response Perhaps expectations were too high going in I ve been on a solid string of great new authors thanks, Goodreaders but I come away from this rather underwhelmed Not that anything was wrong with it per se it simply remained flat, nothing stood out during the read and nothing aside from the aforementioned compulsion lingered afterwards I understand that that could be interpreted as McCarthy s attempt to literally if laboriously demonstrate the theme of failed transcendence and that one could deem this melding of style and theme commendable, yet too much of the book was merely episodic, thrown together, bl...

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