The Flamethrowers

flamethrowersThe Flamethrowers
by Rachel Kushner
2013/400 pages
Rating  10 /contemp fiction
(notes /spoilers —–>)

Oh my what an excellent book!  I was not prepared at all for this from a woman author – (shame on me).   What I mean is that it’s a very strongly written book – along the lines of Don Delillo – with strong undertones of Patti Smith.  It seems the themes are more cognitive than emotional and the plot has to do with machines and speed as well as love.   That said,  I think *perhaps* only a woman could have written it as there are bits about modeling from the model’s perspective and there’s a huge feminist tone in places.  >>>>MORE REVIEW>>>> 

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