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Jen Beagin

Author of Big Swiss

3 Works 834 Members 32 Reviews 1 Favorited

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Works by Jen Beagin

Big Swiss (2023) 503 copies
Pretend I'm Dead (2015) 199 copies
Vacuum in the Dark (2019) 132 copies

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Birthdate
1971
Gender
female
Nationality
USA
Country (for map)
USA
Birthplace
Torrance, Kalifornien, USA
Places of residence
Hudson, New York, USA
Education
University of California, Irvine (MFA)

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Fun premise but it peters out.
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ghefferon | 15 other reviews | May 11, 2024 |
A perfect book for Wes Anderson fans with a delectable deadpan delivery of all lines. This book—definitely not for everyone—is a bit boorish and ridiculous at times, but it’s also pretty funny. I laughed a lot: Om, the sex therapist, or more likely, faux therapist; Greta and her witty monologues and over-the-top situations; all the crazy transcripts from Om’s patients. While it was something I laughed out loud through, it’s also a story where I didn’t really care about the characters, which made the second half feel a bit like trudging uphill.… (more)
 
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lizallenknapp | 15 other reviews | Apr 20, 2024 |
This book was like a car crash. The main character and actually all the characters were extremely unlikable, but I couldn't look away. It was super weird and kind of enthralling, that being said I'm not sure if it was... good? I didn't get anything from it and it was just kind of a dumpster fire even if it was entertaining at times. I'm not really sure it had anything "to say." There were a lot of interesting details and it felt very contemporary but I don't think I would say that I really liked it so overall I guess it was fine and I think I WOULD read more books like this but something about this book just.. didn't quite get there for me as much as I love chaos. It was just kind of trashy and kind of gross, but just to be clear, I ALSO wouldn't say it was bad. I did want to keep reading the whole time. I was invested. The ending was kind of meh for me though. For how drawn out the rest was, the last few chapters felt very abrupt.… (more)
 
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ZetaRiemann | 15 other reviews | Apr 4, 2024 |
One unique novel. About things like suicide and an affair and traumatic assaults, but also very funny in its own way. Set in upstate New York with memorable characters. *****
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KatyBee | 15 other reviews | Feb 26, 2024 |

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Works
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Rating
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Reviews
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