Checkpoint by Nicholson Baker
A Novel

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From Nicholson Baker, best-selling author of Vox and the most original writer of his generation, his most controversial novel yet.


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About Nicholson Baker

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Nicholson Baker is the author of nine novels and five works of nonfiction, including The Anthologist, Human Smoke, and Double Fold (winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award). He lives in Maine with his family.
 
Published August 10, 2004 by Vintage. 128 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment. Fiction

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Ben drives like mad to DC, goes to the hotel room Jay is staying in, helps Jay put a 390-minute audiotape into a tape machine, then turn it on and test it (“JAY: Testing, testing.

Aug 15 2004 | Read Full Review of Checkpoint: A Novel

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Checkpoint by Nicholson Baker 115pp, Chatto, £6.99 Checkpoint has caused a hoo-ha in the US because it entertains the assassination of a president.

Sep 11 2004 | Read Full Review of Checkpoint: A Novel

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"We've reached the point of intolerability," Jay claims toward the novel's end, by which point Baker has long established that Bush has driven "us" there.

Aug 16 2004 | Read Full Review of Checkpoint: A Novel

USA Today

Jay's fury about Iraqi civilians dying has bubbled into madness.Specifically, Jay obsesses about a story he read in the Sydney Morning Herald describing a tragic incident in which American soldiers at a checkpoint shot a car full of fleeing Iraqi civilians, including two girls and their grandfath...

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Deirdre Donahue NY Times Book Review 2 of 5 Stars "Except for its inflammatory theme … Checkpoint could be dismissed as another of Baker’s creepy hermeneutical toys.

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