The Beautiful Miscellaneous



Nathan Nelson Is The Average Son Of A Genius His Father, A Physicist Of Small Renown, Has Prodded Him Toward Greatness From An Early Age Enrolling Him In Whiz Kid Summer Camps, Taking Him To The Icy Tundra Of Canada To Track A Solar Eclipse, And Teaching Him College Algebra But Despite Samuel Nelson S Efforts, Nathan Remains Ordinary.Then, In The Summer Of 1987, Everything Changes While Visiting His Small Town Grandfather In Michigan, Nathan Is Involved In A Terrible Accident After A Brief Clinical Death Which He Later Recalls As A Lackluster Affair Lasting Less Than The Length Of A Top 40 Pop Song He Falls Into A Coma When He Awakens, Nathan Finds That Everyday Life Is Radically Different His Perceptions Of Sight, Sound, And Memory Have Been Irrevocably Changed The Doctors And His Parents Fear Permanent Brain Damage But The Truth Of His Condition Is Unexpected And Leads To A Renewed Chance For Nathan To Find His Place In The World.Thinking That His Son S Altered Brain Is Worthy Of Serious Inquiry, Samuel Arranges For Nathan To Attend The Brook Mills Institute, A Midwestern Research Center Where Savants, Prodigies, And Neurological Misfits Are Studied And Their Specialties Applied Immersed In This Strange Atmosphere Where An Autistic Boy Can Tell You What Day Christmas Falls On In 3026 But Can T Tie His Shoelaces, Where A Medical Intuitive Can Diagnose Cancer During A Long Distance Phone Call With A Patient Nathan Begins To Unravel The Mysteries Of His New Mind He Also Tries To Make Peace With The Crushing Weight Of His Father S Expectations The Beautiful Miscellaneous Is An Extraordinary Follow Up To Dominic Smith S Critically Acclaimed Debut, The Mercury Visions Of Louis Daguerre This Dazzling New Novel Explores The Fault Lines That Can Cause A Family To Drift Apart And The Unexpected Events That Can Pull Them Back Together.The Beautiful Miscellaneous

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  • Hardcover
  • 329 pages
  • The Beautiful Miscellaneous
  • Dominic Smith
  • English
  • 02 January 2018
  • 0743271238

10 thoughts on “The Beautiful Miscellaneous

  1. says:

    I really, really liked this book to begin with, but it was kind of steadily downhill from the accident on the turning point that takes place about a third of the way in I actually wished I had stopped reading it, because the last third of the book was just disjointed and not nearly as well written as the first It was an interesting premise, but the execution was lacking I liked it much better when it was just the non brilliant son trying to be happy with who he was Anyway, I would not reco I really, really liked this book to begin with, but it was kind of steadily downhill from the accident on the turning point that takes place about a third of the way in I actually wished I had stopped reading it, because the last third of the book was just disjointed and not nearly as well written as the first It was an interesting premise, but the execution was lacking I liked it much better when it was just the non brilliant son trying to be happy with who he was Anyway, I would not recommend thi...

  2. says:

    This book had a lot of good momentum until the BIG event with the father no spoiler here Then the author seemed to flail around in a lot of disconnected writing flow was this just the desperate cobbling together of an ending, or was this to reflect the main character s muddled thoughts that followed I have no idea what the meanderings, cop encounter, or secret photographs have AT ALL to do with the story, and felt they were disjointed and unnecessary Of course, he could not find the lett This book had a lot of good momentum until the BIG event with the father no spoiler here Then the author seemed to flail around in a lot of disconnected ...

  3. says:

    There is so much to say about The Beautiful Miscellaneous yet I find myself struggling for words I am no stranger to the work of Dominic Smith Last year I read The Last Painting of Sara De Vos and absolutely loved it The Beautiful Miscellaneous is not a new novel it s new to Australia, but it was actually published in the US in 2007 It s interesting to note this, because you would think that being an earlier novel I think this w...

  4. says:

    Nathan Nelson is, as a child, involved in a terrible car accident, dies briefly, and awakens from a coma gifted with synethesia sort of like a permanent acid trip hearing colors, tasting sounds, smelling television, etc and an Eidetic or photographic memory His father Samuel had for years, to no avail, tried to coax out Nathan s genius, only to discover that his son was average, normal, unremarkable.But after the accident, Nathan s parents send him to a special school for special childr Nathan Nelson is, as a child, involved in a terrible car accident, dies briefly, and awakens from a coma gifted with synethesia sort of like a permanent acid trip hearing colors, tasting sounds, smelling television, etc and an Eideti...

  5. says:

    This book has a really promising set up despite the teachings and urgings of his genius physicist father, 17 year old Nathan has remained disappointingly average then he survives a near fatal car crash and in the process gets his brain rewired The first hundred or so pages, the build up to the accident you already know is going to occur, are like a pleasantly held breath, full of anticipation unfortunately, once the accident happens, and Nathan now gifted with synesthesia one of my favorite This book has a really p...

  6. says:

    wow.one of those books you can t stop thinking about.an intriguing read.I can t wait to pick it up and read it again.

  7. says:

    There is so much to say about The Beautiful Miscellaneous yet I find myself struggling for words I am no stranger to the work of Dominic Smith Last year I read The Last Painting of Sara De Vos and absolutely loved it The Beautiful Miscellaneous is not a new novel it s new to Australia, but it was actually published in the US in 2007 It s interesting to note this, because you would think that being an earlier novel I think this was his second it wouldn t be as good as hisrecent wor There is so much to say about The Beautiful Miscellaneous yet I find myself struggling for words I am no stranger to the work of Dominic Smith Last year I read The Last Painting of Sara De Vos and absolutely loved it The Beautiful Miscellaneous is not a new novel it s new to Australia, but it was actually published in the US in 2007 It s interesting to note this, because you would think that being an earlier novel ...

  8. says:

    Genius can arrive from across the void,Einsteins ideas existed in the unified field before he ever thought them Nothing is created from scratch We re conduits for the universes desire to think about itself p209Few things can be as onerous as a parents expectations, especially when those are high If that parent happens to be a genius, it s only natural that kid is expected to perform,groomed for the job.It s not that Nathan does not have his particular genius Only in Nathan, the expressio Genius can arrive from across the void,Einsteins ideas existed in the unified field before he ever thought them Nothing is created from scratch We re conduits for the universes desire to think about itself p209Few things can be as onerous as a parents expectations, especially when those are high If that parent happens to be a genius, it s only natural that kid is expected to perform,groomed for the job.It s not that Nathan does not have his particular genius Only in Nathan, the expr...

  9. says:

    Dad wants his son to be a genius, but he isn t, until a car wreck changes things Decent book, especially the parts about the relationship between people.

  10. says:

    Later that night I drove home slowly in a light rain The night felt cracked open, alive with possibility One of many passages I underlined, I start with that because protagonist Nathan Nelson s experience in the car that night is just what this novel delivers to the reader Aliveness with possibility Dominic Smith is my new favorite synesthesia writer He has done a beautiful thing with this novel, incorporating numerous layers of differen...

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