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What didn’t you like about Jeannie Berlin’s performance?
Well, obviously, I didn't read the reviews before downloading this...and, I still haven't read the book, so those ratings are purely notional. (Though I will certainly read it, having read all Pynchon's other novels.) All I can say is that, after 15 minutes, I decided that the reader was utterly insufferable. Not only have I never heard a book read this badly, I never imagined a book could be read so badly. Avoid, avoid, avoid.
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Is there anything you would change about this book?
Ever since V in 1963 Thomas Pynchon has written superb novels and Bleeding Edge does not disappoint in anyway. He spins a dazzling web of a plot populated with engaging characters and conveying a powerful message for our times. An excellent read
How could the performance have been better?
Its hard to imagine a worse selection of narrator than this. She was presented with excellent material to perform but delivers it in a croaking monotone with no discernible sensitivity for timing or inflection rendering a fine novel almost unbearable. Its hard to understand how this performance escaped the studio. This narration made me buy my first hard copy novel for years.
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