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The man who wouldn't stand up (original 2012; udgave 2012)

af Jacob M. Appel

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From the acclaimed author of The Biology of Luck comes a hilarious, Kafkaesque satire Arnold Brinkman is a shy and retiring botanist; he loves his plants more than his country. But when his refusal to stand for the national anthem at a baseball game causes a major media incident, he is thrown into a world of pushy patriots, preachers, and press. And it's not going to get any easier when he refuses to apologize. A hilarious bullet into the heart of modern America, this novel mixes the literary sensibilities of Jonathan Franzen with the raucous satire of D.B.C. Pierre, and was the recipient of the Dundee International Book Prize.… (mere)
Medlem:Debbiesbooks
Titel:The man who wouldn't stand up
Forfattere:Jacob M. Appel
Info:[Glasgow] : Cargo Publishing, 2012.
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The Man Who Wouldn't Stand Up: A Novel af Jacob M. Appel (2012)

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I had a horrible time finishing this book. One of the things I try to determine is the author's message, which I can only assume is "the world doesn't make any sense." While this is true, I don't want it in my books where I go to escape. ( )
  TheEclecticBookworm | Oct 17, 2020 |
The Man Who Wouldn’t Stand Up is a mix of life and unpredictability. Starting with the main character not standing up at a baseball game the storyline of the character then spirals down as he is then labeled as a terrorist and goes into hiding. These spirals leave the reader confused as the main character is taken to extremes such as becoming a nude bandit. The end of the book is just that an ending that lacks emotion and closure for the reader. Ultimately this book lacks relatability for the reader and at parts makes the reader question whether society could ever be this way. ( )
  Preston.Kringle | Jul 4, 2020 |
This was quite the wild ride of a novel. I was duly impressed by its contents and construction and the characters felt vivid and striking. Overall, I think for those who enjoy contemporary American literature that this might be a good selection.

4.25 stars. ( )
  DanielSTJ | Apr 26, 2020 |
I won this book from Librarything in exchange for an honest review.

Here's my take on this story. One, if I was in book store(which I practically live at the one next to my house), I would never have chose to pick up this book. Just from the title I might have but, the from of the cover was not at all intriguing. I took me a min to simply realize that it looked like a power point theme like what you use on Microsoft powerpoint on your PC. I tried to keep my self interested in this book but by the third chapter I really couldn't. it's about a man that gets caught not standing up during the national anthem on a jumbotron. Which in return alienates him from pushy patriots, press and preachers. I had a lot of problems connecting with the book and the characters. And then on top of everything, he refuses to apologize. I was going to say that maybe this book could be a good read for a debate class in high school or something like that. I truly do wish that the author receives some good reviews. :)
  lacehearts | Mar 6, 2020 |
I won this book in exchange for an honest review.

I was very disappointed. Characters were flat and unbelievable (the Bare Ass Bandit????) . I felt like the author was taking a current event and using it to fulfill a writing obligation. ( )
  NancyNo5 | Feb 25, 2020 |
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From the acclaimed author of The Biology of Luck comes a hilarious, Kafkaesque satire Arnold Brinkman is a shy and retiring botanist; he loves his plants more than his country. But when his refusal to stand for the national anthem at a baseball game causes a major media incident, he is thrown into a world of pushy patriots, preachers, and press. And it's not going to get any easier when he refuses to apologize. A hilarious bullet into the heart of modern America, this novel mixes the literary sensibilities of Jonathan Franzen with the raucous satire of D.B.C. Pierre, and was the recipient of the Dundee International Book Prize.

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