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for something of questionable quality like over-hyped Atmospheric Disturbances by Rivka Galchen, it's almost like he's been replaced by a physically similar but altogether alien podcast host.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 Leo who is convinced his wife has disappeared and been replaced by a nearly identical copy.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?