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Read it and Weep

Jun 6, 2012

It's rare to hear Alex admit he likes something, even when it's genuinely good. But for something of questionable quality like over-hyped Atmospheric Disturbances by Rivka Galchen, it's almost like he's been replaced by a physically similar but altogether alien podcast host. 

Galchen's book follows Dr. Leo who is convinced his wife has disappeared and been replaced by a nearly identical copy.  The replacement is just different enough that he can't stand it so he sets off on a journey around the globe trying to find his actual wife.  He falls in with a secretive group that claims to control the weather.  He eats Hungarian pastries.  Lots of quirky things happen.  Nothing gets solved.

This week's question for the Facebook page: Do you do it with the dog in the room?