A thriller with satire of the current literary scene, The plot It is a unique book that impresses with the richness of detail in its writing.

The story follows Jacob Finch Bonner, who was once a promising young novelist, with a first book published by a reputable publisher. Today, he is a creative writing teacher on a fifth-rate course and struggles to maintain what's left of his self-respect. He hasn't written ― much less published ― anything good in years. When Evan Parker, his most arrogant student, announces that he does not need Jacob's help because the plot of the book he is writing is a guaranteed success, the teacher's first impulse is to dismiss the statement as a typical narcissistic outburst. But then... he hears the plot and discovers that it's actually something very good. Years later, he discovers the student's death and thinks that his story cannot be wasted, publishing a version of the book himself.

About the name of Replica, Jacob's work is very successful, earning a lot for the author and with a cinema adaptation in progress. But at the height of his glorious new life, an email arrives, the first in a sequence of terrifying, anonymous attacks: “You are a thief,” the email says. In an attempt to discover who is threatening him and hide the truth from his readers and his editors, Jacob begins to investigate and learn more about his late student ― and what he discovers surprises and terrifies him. Who was Evan Parker and how did he get the idea to write that novel? What is the real story behind this plot? Who stole from whom?

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Jean Hanff Korelitz works perfectly two plots in The plot, while presenting Jacob's personal life, also briefly writes the story of the great success Replica. This feat already shows the author's ability, however, she surpasses herself by delivering two twists - one in the work written by Jacob and one in the real book -, which are logical and very well executed.

The choice to keep a writer's life intimate always works, as most readers have some kind of interest in writing, and Korelitz invests in this narrative. Like this joël dicker, who keeps his books captivating with a kind of biography of the protagonist's writing process, Jean works very well with his writer protagonist, with his mistakes, progress and insecurities very well presented throughout the events of his personal life.

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Some social criticisms, mainly related to women, are occasionally inserted among the events of the work, in a subtle but efficient way. Unlike some current books, where the criticism is well done, however the main plot seems to get lost in them, The plot there is no risk of losing the focus of the main suspense. The theme of Replica itself is an immense and well-placed criticism of the way women are forced to deal with their mistakes and abandoned when they most need help, another great achievement in the writing.

Entertaining writing is a bonus that guarantees the success of the work. With sarcastic thoughts, references to the literary world – classics and commercially –, and very well placed dialogues, The plot It becomes captivating and almost impossible to stop reading, leading to its conclusion in an attractive and very logical way. It is a remarkable book, which will certainly become one of readers' favorites and - perhaps - repeat the path taken by Jacob.


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