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THAT BOOK MUST VE BEEN A book must ve been a in the ass to translate A comparison of different translations to the original would be super fun and revealing regarding the different workings of anguages Since I read the English translation as opposed to the German one I was heavily reminded that English isn t my mother tongue Sure I understood all of the uestions but when it came to the excluded terms I often didn t get the nuances and wasn t aware of all the different ways a word can be used Children of mine who will be present at my funeral sixChildren of mine who will spit on my grave oneChildren of mine who have children zero My favourite portion of the book were the sentence elimination and reading comprehension at the end The three short stories that Zambra wrote were highly intriguing and engaging and actually make me wanna pick up of his work Very clever indeed It was a super fast read although highly enjoyable I especially Afterlife love the silent stance the author is taking with the absurdity of some all standardized testing Did you have Test Anxiety when you were in school A Yes B No C Sometimes D AlwaysThis teeny weeny book could take an hour to read or weeks Your choice You might feel aittle intimidated by this tiny pale blue fiction nonfiction poetry all of the of the above none of the above book by Chilean author Alejandro Zamora OrYou might settle in and have an awesome and amazing time Your choiceIf you hated taking multiple choice tests in school you have a chance to experience taking the tests in this book as an adventure Breathe relax have funThere are sentence elimination sections and short stories to read for reading comprehension We are asked as readers to playfully interact and if we do we will begin to see under the Blue Is for Nightmares laughter and silliness the organize chaos and theimited perception We may find that answers are correct but simultaneously invalid Even by the structure design of this book as beautifully clever and crafted as it isit reminds me of a musical note that s played correctly but in the wrong score Paul and I both enjoyed the mental stimulation of taking Zamora s test It took an hour though to find a 2 pencil in this house If this were graded I doubt I would receive better than a C Presented in test format I found this to be too much work and often confusing This could be a brilliant stylistic choice but I tired of it uickly 25 stars My first Zambra other than an interview I translated Heroes Die last year uick clever painless joyful melancholic unpredictable clear cool refreshing effervescent and thereforeike refrigerated L'Ingénu lemonime seltzer I guess At worst felt The Strathmore Club like aittle collection of stories padded by a great formal gimmick one that I feel Pampa Pampa like I ve seen before maybe in Fakes An Anthology of Pseudo Interviews Faux Lectures uasi Letters Found Texts and Other Fraudulent Artifacts but I can t remember at best feltike a collection of stories and suggestions worth rereading to re encounter the initial uestions after the experience of the fuller stories toward the end Sort of circles around or suggests the times and tribulations of the testmaker twice divorced with kids from three marriages daddy issues of his own who grew up under the dictator Pinochet and has a sense of humor and a Frankenstein; or The Modern Prometheus love for music Loved the uestion that was somethingike for the story you ve just read which is the worst title A magnificent collision between Dadaism Geometry Part 1: Quickstudy Laminated Reference Guide (Quick Study Academic) literature A radical experiment that depicts a solemn reality behind much artifice minutiae It is risky Overall one great find for me at the Denver Public Library as per usual. Nswerable and often absurd It offers a new kind of reading experience one where the reader participates directly in the creation of meaning Full of humor melancholy and anger Multiple Choice is aboutove and family; privacy and the imits of closeness; how a society is affected by the egacies of the past; and the conviction that rather than Historical Archaeology: Why the Past Matters learning to think we are trained to obey and repeat Serious in itsiterary ambition but playful in its execution Multiple Choice confirms Alejandro Zambra as one of the most important writers working in any anguage. Is by no means correct for you I thought it was funny insightful sometimes touching one of my favorite books of the year I smiled or Blu oltre la prua: Un'avventura di Jack Aubrey e Stephen Maturin - Master Commander (La Gaja scienza Vol. 946) laughed on almost every single page I agree with those whoabel this Releasing Heaven on Earth: Gods Principles for Restoring the Land little book as pretentious but I guess I don t mind pretentious asong the authora Has something interesting to sayb Says what he has to say in an interesting wayc Is interested in transmitting something beyond what he is sayingd Is not interested in how what is saying will come acrosse All of the aboveI read this in one breath and will need a second read to exhale it now If the Russians were born drunk and the French were born perverted then the South Americans were born insane And I The Future of English Teaching Worldwide love them for that the way Iove the French and the Russians there is never a dull moment with them and they bore and drill into your mind to the point where you can no Between longer ignore the pain Or the numbness Clever poetic and strangely touching Alejandro Zambras novel in the form of a multiple choice test exposes the absurdity of stupid admission tests and confronts the participating reader with moral conflicts Youl do well on the test very well don t worry you weren t educated you were trained Alejandro Zambra takes a contemporary form of evaluation as a model the Prueba de Selecci n Universitaria PSU introduced in Chile in 1967 The structure of the book follows so the preliminary remark of the author the entrance examination for university as it was valid until 1994 A multiple choice test with 90 uestions divided into five sections which uery the reading comprehension of high school graduates with increasing difficultyThe uestions that Zambra gives his readers are far tricky than the ones of conventional tests If there are five words under the heading of copying from which one should delete the odd one out and these five words are cut paste cut paste and undo then there is nothing Sigrid Liljeholm left but the infinite regress of irony and tick undoZambra needs only five terms to sketch a world The shortest distance between two points is the stroke of a scar Zambra writes that very casually It could be argued however that it conceals hisiterary principle to find in writing the shortest the most direct expression which then has to turn out to be something fundamental a wound a cut a scar Alejandro Zambra is a master of scarcityHowever the scarcity isn t the whole difficulty of this text What Zambra accomplishes is on the one hand a corruption of the multiple choice test with critical intent and on the other hand a kind of poetic condensation It is a bitter satire on the idea that 90 check marks should decide the uality of the mind and the abilities and the future of a human being It s parody and poetry at the same time Students go to university to study not to think And if they have any hope David Starr Space Ranger left that s what reality is for All the factors that influence aife That s what this book is about The absurdity of *A Stupid Entrance Test That Turns A *stupid entrance test that turns a student into a religious education teacher struggling with God and out of the clever Covarrubias twins Luis and Antonio who cheat in the exam successful awyers This absurdity is also the absurdity of Chile under Pinochet Zambra was born in 1975 two years after the US backed military coup Pinochet s Chile got on
well with Catholic hardliners Chile was a country where as Zambra with Catholic hardliners Chile was a country where as Zambra in one of the short stories there was no egal option until 2004 to get a divorce which is why they had to have their marriage annulled instead by providing evidence that that you never The Book of Earths: Hollow Earth, Ancient Maps, Atlantis, and Other Theories (Forgotten Books) lived together Multiple Choice offers a new kind of reading experience one where the reader participates directly in the creation of mea. Talked about writer to come out of Chile since Bolaño” New York Times Book Review are distinguished by their striking originality their brevity their strangeness and their flouting of narrative convention Now at the height of his powers Zambra returns with a book that is the natural extension of these ualities Multiple Choice Written in the form of a standardized test Multiple Choice invites the reader to complete virtuosoanguage exercises and engage with short narrative passages via multiple choice uestions that are thought provoking usually una.