7 comments on “The Mars Room by Rachel Kushner | Book Review

  1. Great review! I definitely agree with your assessment for the most part. While I did really enjoy this book there were a handful of elements that I thought really did not work. What did you make of the inclusion of the Unabomber’s journal entries, because I’m still trying to figure out what exactly the point of that was.

    • Thank you! Same here, they added nothing as far as I could tell, and I thought they were pretty jarring stylistically too.

      It was still a great book overall though. I can certainly understand why it got all the praise it did.

    • I felt it would have benefitted from a tighter edit, perhaps to cut out a couple of the extraneous POVs, but it was a thought-provoking and timely read that I’m glad I picked up.

      I’d love to hear your thoughts once you’ve read it!

  2. I’ve seen reviews on this far and wide but nothing like this about why everyone is raving about it. I must admit I’m curious at how the justice system seems to have failed the main character which apparently leads her to take matters into her own hands.

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