You Shall Know Our Velocity by Dave Eggers

60%

11 Critic Reviews

He ultimately reconciles the truths and fallacies lurking in his frantic desires, but only after weathering the kind of wayward misdirection that blurs You Shall Know Our Velocity's otherwise sharp focus.
-AV Club

Synopsis

In his first novel, Dave Eggers has written a moving and hilarious tale of two friends who fly around the world trying to give away a lot of money and free themselves from a profound loss. It reminds us once again what an important, necessary talent Dave Eggers is.


From the Trade Paperback edition.
 

About Dave Eggers

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DAVE EGGERS is the editor of McSweeney's and a cofounder of 826 National, a network of nonprofit writing and tutoring centers for youth, located in seven cities across the United States. He is the author of four books, including What Is the What and How We Are Hungry.
 
Published November 4, 2009 by Vintage. 416 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Humor & Entertainment. Fiction
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Critic reviews for You Shall Know Our Velocity
All: 11 | Positive: 4 | Negative: 7

NY Times

Below average
Reviewed by John Leonard on Nov 10 2002

There is laziness here that needed liposuction and didn't get it at McSweeney's, the lo-fi, no-frills publishing house and Web site Eggers runs.

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Guardian

Below average
Reviewed by Blake Morrison on Feb 14 2003

It's not a very original device, and this isn't a very good novel.

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Guardian

Above average
Reviewed by Adam Mars-Jones on Feb 01 2003

In this book it's not just the maths that doesn't add up.

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Blog Critics

Good
on Dec 13 2004

It was sad, funny and deep, with a unique storyline that was easy to read.

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Blog Critics

Above average
on Dec 28 2003

Give this book a try. It's not very long and every page is a riot.

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AV Club

Below average
Reviewed by Andy Battaglia on Nov 01 2002

He ultimately reconciles the truths and fallacies lurking in his frantic desires, but only after weathering the kind of wayward misdirection that blurs You Shall Know Our Velocity's otherwise sharp focus.

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AV Club

Above average
on Nov 01 2002

You Shall Know Our Velocity is pitched somewhere between a winded heave and a mantric sigh.

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Entertainment Weekly

Below average
on Oct 18 2002

''You Shall Know Our Velocity'' is nobody's masterpiece and falls short of its predecessor.

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London Review of Books

Below average

Eggers wanted it both ways – raw and cooked. So he presented himself as a strange amalgam of feelingful mourner, idiot savant and smartarse.

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The Rumpus

Excellent
on May 06 2011

I loved this book because it captured the complexity of loss and redemption in a wanderlust trip around the world

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Teen Ink

Good

His occasional off-the-mark rants can certainly be accepted for his daring, unique and ultimately heartwarming tale.

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