FREE UK Delivery on book orders dispatched by Amazon over £10.
Only 3 left in stock (more on the way).
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
As She Climbed Across the... has been added to your Basket

Dispatch to:
To see addresses, please
Or
Please enter a valid UK postcode.
Or
+ £2.80 UK delivery
Used: Very Good | Details
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Expedited shipping available on this book. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged.
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

As She Climbed Across the Table Paperback – 6 Jan 2005

4.2 out of 5 stars 12 customer reviews

See all 12 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Kindle Edition
Paperback, 6 Jan 2005
£7.99
£4.35 £2.04
Note: This item is eligible for click and collect. Details
Pick up your parcel at a time and place that suits you.
  • Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK
  • Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost
How to order to an Amazon Pickup Location?
  1. Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
  2. Dispatch to this address when you check out
Learn more

Great Discounts
Shop the Books Outlet. Discover some great deals on top titles. Shop now
£7.99 FREE UK Delivery on book orders dispatched by Amazon over £10. Only 3 left in stock (more on the way). Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
click to open popover


Frequently bought together

  • As She Climbed Across the Table
  • +
  • Girl in Landscape
Total price: £15.98
Buy the selected items together

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.



60 Kindle Books for £1
Browse our selection of Kindle Books discounted to £1 each. Learn more

Product details

  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber; Main edition (6 Jan. 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0571225292
  • ISBN-13: 978-0571225293
  • Product Dimensions: 12.6 x 1.3 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars 12 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 406,313 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
  • Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
    If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

Product description

Amazon Review

When is the absurd not absurd? When the story is chronicled by Jonathan Lethem. In As She Climbed Across the Table, Lethem again manages to take the strangest of set-ups and make them seem commonplace--so much so that, despite the high concepts (Motherless Brooklyn was about a Tourettes-suffering gangster/private eye and Girl in Landscape was a sci-fi coming-of-age story), his books are masterpieces of human characterisation..

The (ostensible) premise of As She Climbed Across the Table concerns the discovery of a hole in the universe by Professor Alice Coombs, and the effect of the discovery on the campus on which she works. A physicist, Coombs and her department create a hole in the universe--a hole that is defined by its complete lack of tangible qualities. As she and her department explore their discovery, they anthropomorphitise it: Alice comes to ascribe a personality to "Lack"; it is this relationship and the effect it has on Coombs' partner, Philip Engstrand (a sociologist who studies the community of academics around him), that the book revolves around. Told from Engstrand's point of view, it is a fantastic tale told without wonder--think Don DeLillo, especially White Noise, another tale of the everyday absurd set on a college campus--and it's all the richer for it. --Randy Silver --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Review

"Exceptionally clever. . . . A book of compelling ideas, of intellectual conflict, of human frailty and desire. And it's funny."--Dallas Morning News
"Jonathan Lethem has succeeded in delivering a wonderland on the side of the looking glass," --San Francisco Bay Guardian
"Lethem is opening blue sky for American fiction. . . . He is rapidly evolving into his own previously uncataloged species." --Village Voice Literary Supplement
"Wickedly funny." --Columbus DIspatch
"An oddball tour de force." --Entertainment Weekly
--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

See all Product description

What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?


Customer reviews

Share your thoughts with other customers
See all 12 customer reviews

Top customer reviews

TOP 50 REVIEWERon 19 March 2015
Format: Kindle Edition
0Comment| One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Report abuse
on 25 March 2013
Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you? Report abuse
on 8 January 2001
Format: Paperback
0Comment| 6 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Report abuse
on 2 February 1999
Format: Paperback
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you? Report abuse
on 20 February 1999
Format: Paperback
0Comment| 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Report abuse
on 10 June 1999
Format: Paperback
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you? Report abuse
on 4 September 1998
Format: Paperback
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you? Report abuse
on 14 May 1998
Format: Paperback
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you? Report abuse

Would you like to see more reviews about this item?

Where's My Stuff?

Delivery and Returns

Need Help?