The Fermata by Nicholson Baker

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 5 Critic Reviews



Having turned phone sex into the subject of an astonishing national bestseller in Vox, Baker now outdoes himself with an outrageously arousing, acrobatically stylish "X-rated sci-fi fantasy that leaves Vox seeming more like mere fiber-optic foreplay" (Seattle Times). "Sparkling."--San Francisco Chronicle.

About Nicholson Baker

See more books from this Author
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 24, 2011 by Vintage. 322 pages
Genres: Erotica, Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Fiction

Unrated Critic Reviews for The Fermata

Kirkus Reviews

See more reviews from this publication

Arno considers himself harmless, tenderhearted, sensitive, even considerate (he's fond of ``giving'' sex toys to women, who'll never know where they came from), but to the reader he's--well, a one-note symphony, indisputably a gifted stylist (he's writing--as you read it--his autobiography), but ...

| Read Full Review of The Fermata

Publishers Weekly

See more reviews from this publication

Despite his questionable ethics while ``in the fold''--fondling women's breasts, going through their pocketbooks, writing erotic marginalia in the books they are browsing, stopping their cars and replacing their music cassettes with ones containing his own pornographic compositions--Strine is bli...

| Read Full Review of The Fermata

Publishers Weekly

See more reviews from this publication

Baker's ingenious fifth novel, about a 35-year-old temp worker who stops time to act out elaborate sexual fantasies, was a PW bestseller.

| Read Full Review of The Fermata

Entertainment Weekly

Here he is as a fourth-grade schoolboy braking the universe to unbutton his teacher's blouse and explore the intricate filigrees of her bra;

Feb 18 1994 | Read Full Review of The Fermata

London Review of Books

U and I reduced Updike’s work to a mulch of remembered fragments – Baker refrained from rereading and checked quotations only after the boot was written – and then found in that mulch the evidence for Updike’s brilliance as a writer.

| Read Full Review of The Fermata

Reader Rating for The Fermata

An aggregated and normalized score based on 93 user ratings from iDreamBooks & iTunes

Rate this book!

Add Review