This debut novel by the Pulitzer-Prize winning author of The Underground Railroad wowed critics and readers everywhere and marked the debut. Colson Whitehead, Author Anchor Books $ (p) ISBN the city’s first black female Intuitionist elevator inspector, the woman immediately comes under . In a deftly plotted mystery and quest tale that’s also a teasing intellectual adventure, Whitehead traces the continuing education of Lila Mae.

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The investigation into the events that led to his suspension has dragged on, and Armand is taking increasingly desperate measures to rectify previous actions.

Buy the selected items together This item: Though I picked up John Henry Days some time ago for a song, it was finding The Intuitionist that brought me back to him–I find a little mystery hard to resist.

That only using our eyes, can sometimes blind us in other ways, to other things.

THE INTUITIONIST by Colson Whitehead | Kirkus Reviews

When it doesn’t, which for me was most of the time, it is pages about elevators. Or so the cover says–I am really not good with allegory, as it makes me very uncomfortable to assume intent, thus I was not an English major. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. As other commenters have noted, the allegory in this story is very, very simple but goes on for way too inutitionist.


It is clear that Whitehead read a fair amount of Pynchon and Barth due to the extensive presence of half-thoughts, sentence fragments, and commentary from the narrator. Red Sox, paper vs. Perhaps it’s because Lila Mae is somewhat disenfranchised from herself–as she goes through her life one step removed, I found I remained somewhat removed as well.

Dec 07, Jonathon Hodge rated it it was amazing. Age is Just a Number by Charles Eugster. As a result of these two aspects, going from page to page in this book has left my spirit in a space where it wants to die. The sad truth intuktionist the one I’ve already expressed: Not a Member Yet?

The Intuitionist

Their creation has shaped the form and structure of cities; buildings with arrangements of floors vertically stacked ad infinitum up into the sky, a concept itself only possible as a result of reliable, mechanical elevation. The time period is somewhere in the infuitionist, maybe the 30’s or 40’s, when we saw the growth of cities and the rise of the industrial whktehead.

And when something can be everything, then it ends up being nothing. Lila Mae is rather dispassionate and all of the other characters are more or less shells, which don’t provide for much compassion from a reader’s point of view.

What is the What. The surface plot is interesting–there are, after all, secret societies, company cars, a muck-raking newspaperman, gangsters and potential lovers.



Share your thoughts with other customers. It’s about elevators and also a metaphor for race in America. But I think you would like it. The Dry by Jane Harper. The narrative is broken into two sections: Thank you for your feedback.


Blacks, women, immigrants, the poor, all appear in the book as they would appear down the street from wherever you’re reading this intuitiknist. Almost every corner of the novel mirrors, and folds on itself. Can the little family possibly find comfort and joy? But when an elevator in a new city building goes into total freefall on Lila Mae’s watch, chaos ensues.

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In some ways, the story reminded me of another amazing book “the city and the city” by China Mieville. The story begins with the catastrophic failure of an elevator which Watson had inspected just days before, leading to suspicion cast upon both herself and the Intuitionist school as a whole.

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You may not be instantly hooked by that description. Books by Colson Whitehead.