Book Review | And You Shall Know Our Velocity! by Dave Eggers


andThis is the second book I’ve read by Dave Eggers and, while they are vastly different books, I had the same reaction to both of them: awe, confusion, contemplation and annoyance.

You Shall Know Our Velocity! is a book with an authentic personality, and one in which I was engaged in an abusive love affair. I rolled my eyes at many parts, was angry at some, and felt my mouth drop open in shock at others. I felt betrayed, I felt hopeful, I fell in love and when it was all over, I felt both bitter and wiser as a result of having read it.

You can read other reviews for details on the plot – but I wish you wouldn’t. There were so many surprises in here, both in plot and in the development of characters. I went into this book with no idea what it was about and I believe my experience to be richer as a result.

This is not a book that everyone will enjoy. But if you are a person who lets literature touch your life and who looks to books as a way to journey through the life of another, then I believe you will cherish this book as much as I did.

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