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I Am No One A Mesmerizing Novel About Memory, Privacy, Fear, And What Happens When Our Past Catches Up With Us.After A Decade Living In England, Jeremy O Keefe Returns To New York, Where He Has Been Hired As A Professor Of German History At New York University Though Comfortable In His New Life, And Happy To Be Near His Daughter Once Again, Jeremy Continues To Feel The Quiet Pangs Of Loneliness Walking Through The City At Night, It S As Though He Could Disappear And No One Would Even Notice.But Soon, Jeremy S Life Begins Taking Strange Turns Boxes Containing Records Of His Online Activity Are Delivered To His Apartment, A Young Man Seems To Be Following Him, And His Elderly Mother Receives Anonymous Phone Calls Slandering Her Son Why, He Wonders, Would Anyone Want To Watch Him So Closely, And, Even Upsetting, Why Would They Alert Him To The Fact That He Was Being Watched As Jeremy Takes Stock Of The Entanglements That Marked His Years Abroad, He Wonders If He Has Unwittingly Committed A Crime So Serious That He Might Soon Be Faced With His Own Denaturalization Moving Towards A Shattering Reassessment Of What It Means To Be Free In A Time Of Ever Intrusive Surveillance, Jeremy Is Forced To Ask Himself Whether He Is No One , As He Believes, Or A Traitor Not Just To His Country But To Everyone Around Him.


10 thoughts on “I Am No One

  1. says:

    We live in a world of surveillance Our online buying habits are tracked generating recommendations for future purchases It is no surprise that Jeremy O Keefe, our narrator, feels that he is no one when,in fact, he is someone being observed and scrutinized.Jeremy is a college history professor who has returned to New York after a decade teaching at Oxford He is middle aged, divorced, and is trying to reconnect with his successful daughter Meredith He has difficulty readjusting to the complexi We live in a world of surveillance Our online buying habits are tracked generating recommendations for future purchases It is no surprise that Jeremy O Keefe, our narrator, feels that he is no one when,in fact, he is someone being observed and scrutinized.Jeremy is a college history professor who has returned to New York after a decade teaching at Oxford He is middle aged, divorced, and is trying to reconnect with his successful daughter Meredith He has difficulty readjusting to the complexities of life and feels isolated.Jeremy questions his memory and sanity as boxes anonymously delivered to his apartment contain all his online activity and phone records during his ten year stay in England Is he under surveillance for associating with an Egyptian student whose parents have ties to an ousted government Will he be held accountable for a crime Patrick Flanery paint...


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    An extraordinarily satisfying literary thriller There s a skillful layering on of suspense with every page Themes include the surveillance state, terrorism, divorce, careerism and how the human mind is stressed under such pressures toward the pathological I admire how deftly Flanery sets the story amid our current geopolitical farrago There s no question that this novel could not have come into being in its present form without the models provided by John le Carr and Graham Greene Yet Flan An extraordinarily satisfying literary thriller There s a skillful layering on of suspense with every page Themes include the surveillance state, terrorism, divorce, careerism and how the human mind is stressed under such pressures toward the pathological I admire how deftly Flanery sets the story amid our current geopolitical farrago There s no question that this novel could not have come into being in its present form without the models provided by John le Carr and Graham Greene Yet Flanery s tone is so assured that he makes it new as Ezra Pound once exhorted his circle to do and isn t that a big part of what art is all about Jeremy O Keefe is a liberal, a former expat academic, returning to his beloved New York after ten years at Oxford only to find himself emotionally unmoored, out of touch with old friends and the city ineffably changed A ...


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    A naive perspective on the surveillance state, written in the voice of a pompous, self righteous, elite white liberal East Coast male I am only giving this 2 stars because Flanery does present some very important questions, and does also make a case for privacy not a compelling one, to be sure, but still he brings it up, which is something, today.First, the writing the voice of our protagonist is so stereotypical liberal privileged professor no offense meant I love academia, and I m as lib A naive perspective on the surveillance state, written in the voice ...


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    Find all my reviews on my blog Read 07 24 16Pub Day 07 05 20163 STARS After a decade living in England, Jeremy O Keefe returns to New York, where he has been hired as a professor of German history at New York University Though comfortable in his new life, and happy to be near his daughter once again, Jeremy continues to feel the quiet pangs of loneliness Walking through the city at night, it s as though he could disappear and no one would even notice. Find all my reviews on my blog Read 07 24 16Pub Day 07 05 20163 STARS After a decade living in England, Jeremy O Keefe returns to New York, where he has been hired as a professor of German history at New York University Though comfortable in his new life, and happy to be near his daughter once again, Jeremy continues to feel the quiet pangs of loneliness Walking through the city at night, it s as though he could disappear and no one would even notice.But soon, Jeremy s life begins taking strange turns boxes containing records of his online activity are delivered to his apartment, a young man seems to be following him, and his elderly mother receives anonymous phone calls slandering her son Why, he wonders, would anyone want to watch him so closely, and, evenupsetting, why would they alert him to the fact that he was being watched As Jeremy takes stock of the entanglements that marked his years abroad, he wonders if he has unwittingly committed a crime so serious that he might soon be faced with his own denaturalization Moving...


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    Paranoia doesn t mean they re not out to get youJeremy O Keefe has returned to New York after spending a decade teaching at Oxford University He s glad to be back, especially since it means he s able to spend time with his daughter, now grown and married But a series of odd events begin to make him feel he s under some kind of surveillance, though he doesn t know by whom or why Unless he s imagining it allFlanery has chosen a very different voice for the first person narrator of this bo Paranoia doesn t mean they re not out to get youJeremy O Keefe has returned to New York after spending a decade teaching at Oxford University He s glad to be back, especially since it means he s able to spend time with his daughter, now grown and married But a series of odd events begin to make him feel he s under some kind of surveillance, though he doesn t know by whom or why Unless he s imagining it allFlanery has chosen a very different voice for the first person narrator of this book, and he sustains it beautifully Almost stream of consciousness at times, Jeremy uses long run on sentence...


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    The blurb of this book, coupled with the popular shelving of Mystery and Thriller on goodreads, suggested that this was going to be something of a high drama thriller, with a certain hint of personal madness Perhaps I went into this book with the wrong mindset, but I don t think that s the underlying problem with this book I knew from the first chapter, nay the first page, that this was not going to be an easy read, and though I tried to revisit this title on several occasions, and tried t The blurb of this book, coupled with the popular shelving of Myst...


  7. says:

    I enjoyed the elegant voice in this novel The voice is erudite, assured, educated, and possesses perfect diction and cadencein short it sounds exactly like an American man whose career has been in academia, and who has returned to the US after a long time living in the U.K., which is exactly who the narrator is I have to say how refreshing it was to read a book in this voice, after reading so many novels where the narrator is breathlessly speaking in present tense, or is a five year old chi I enjoyed the elegant voice in this novel The voice is erudite, assured, educated, and possesses perfect diction and cadencein short it sounds exactly like an American man whose career has been in academia, and who has returned to the US after a long time living in the U.K., which is exactly who the narrator is I have to say how refreshing it was to read a book in this voice, af...


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    I received a copy from Library Thing in exchange for an honest review.I rarely write reviews for books I do not finish, probably because I rarely leave books unfinished, but I just cannot get through this novel, which is disappointing to say the least I was highly intrigued by the description that was given for this book I thought perhaps it was a psychological thriller and it was going to contain numerous fun twists and turns, leaving you guessing til the end Neel Mukherjee promised it woul I received a copy from Library Thing in exchange for an honest review.I rarely write reviews for books I do not finish, probably because I rarely leave books unfinished, but I just cannot get through this novel, which is disappointing to say the least I was highly intrigued by the description that was given for this book I thought perhaps it was a psychological thriller and it was going to contain numerous fun twists and turns, leaving you guessing til the end Neel Mukherjee promi...


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    When No One Becomes Someone That weekend in Rhinebeck I was thinking in the mode of the campus melodrama, a middle aged professor targeted for vengeance by a student scorned That, I now see, was the wrong genre entirely.What, though, is the right oneI was lucky, I think, to order this book from theVine program on the author s name alone, and to start reading it without looking at the back cover blurb For one of the most intriguing things about it was simply not knowing what genre i When No One Becomes Someone That weekend in Rhinebeck I was thinking in the mode of the campus melodrama, a middle aged professor targeted for vengeance by a student scorned That, I now see, was the wrong genre entirely.What, though, is the right oneI was lucky, I think, to order this book from theVine program on the author s name alone, and to start reading it without looking at the back cover blurb For one of the most intriguing things about it was simply not knowing what genre it would turn out to be The quotation comes fromthan halfway through the book, and even there the answer is far from clear I will try not to reveal it.Jeremy O Keefe is indeed a middle aged professor, an historian specializing in East Germany in the Stasi era He has just returned to a well paid job at NYU after teaching forthan a decade at Oxford In most respects, th...


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    American professor of Twentieth Century History and German Film, Doctor Jeremy O Keefe, is newly returned to New York City from England after a decade teaching at Oxford Although he now has dual citizenship, he becomes inwardly livid when he is mistaken for British It becomes clear early on that Jeremy struggles with his dual citizenship status, whether here or abroad On top of this ongoing identity crisis, Jeremy is now receiving packages that confirm digital surveillance of every website or American professor of Twentieth Century History and German Film, Doctor Jeremy O Keefe, is newly returned to New York City from England after a decade teaching at Oxford Although he now has dual citizenship, he becomes inwardly livid when he is mistaken for British It becomes clear early on that Jeremy struggles with his dual citizenship status, whether here or abroad On top of this ongoing identity crisis, Jeremy is now receiving packages that confir...