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The nix

Hill, Nathan, 1975- Book - 2016 Fiction / Hill, Nathan, Adult Book / Fiction / General / Hill, Nathan 2 On Shelf No requests on this item Community Rating: 3.9 out of 5

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"An epic novel about a son, the mother who left him as a child, and how his search to uncover the secrets of her life leads him to reclaim his own"-- Provided by publisher.

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Great, meaningful read submitted by emjane on June 17, 2017, 9:26am Thought provoking, funny, moving -- this book has it all. Don't let the length turn you off-- it's a book you can't put down once you start reading.

Things I loved, others not so much submitted by Susan4Pax -prev. sueij- on July 27, 2019, 4:59pm 3/5 stars. Right down the middle for me, by which I mean: there were things that drew me in in The Nix, and things that bored me enormously. I think the overarching idea of the book is that things aren't always what they seem, and that what we see at any one time is really only a part of the whole. Since this was presented with a half-page story before the preface in the fable of the blind men exploring an elephant, I was actually reading the book with an eye toward that view. With each of the multitude of characters (Samuel the narrator, Faye his mother, the twins he knew as a kid, Bethany as his adult love interest, Pwnage his gaming buddy, Laura the college student, his publisher, and others), what was the one aspect we knew ("an elephant is a snake") and what did we not know?

But in the end, the whole thing needed editing. It just moved... slowly. If an author wants to keep my interest in that many characters over that much time and space, the story needs to be tight. There were interesting revelations at the end (some obvious, a few not quite so much), but not enough to make reading a 600+ page book worthwhile.

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PUBLISHED
New York : Knopf, [2016]
Year Published: 2016
Description: 625 p.
Language: English
Format: Book

ISBN/STANDARD NUMBER
9781101946619
110194661X

SUBJECTS
Family secrets.
Mothers and sons -- Fiction.
Self-realization -- Fiction.