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    EBOOK (Kapitoil) author Teddy Wayne My friend Teddy wrote this book And it's definitely a surreal experience to read a book written by a friend this was my first time doing so but probably the best compliment I can give is that I kept forgetting that

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    Read & Download ¸ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Þ Teddy Wayne EBOOK (Kapitoil) author Teddy Wayne Teddy Wayne Þ 5 Read Kapitoil works best as a refreshingly non sensationalistic look at American capitalism This is a likeable book with a likeable main character Karim who is eual parts objective and open to the people he encounters in his brief fews months as a

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    EBOOK (Kapitoil) author Teddy Wayne characters Kapitoil Karim Issar a computer programmer from atar joins the New York office of the conglomerate he works for Schrub Euities to fix the Y2K bug in their systems Painfully aware of his uncertainties about many American id

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    EBOOK (Kapitoil) author Teddy Wayne Read & Download ¸ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Þ Teddy Wayne characters Kapitoil I didn’t love The Love Song of Johnny Valentine by Wayne and I approached this book his debut with some trepidationand I really LIKED it This is a fish out of water story featuring Kamil a young uatari programmer who comes to New York City t

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    Teddy Wayne Þ 5 Read Read & Download ¸ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Þ Teddy Wayne EBOOK (Kapitoil) author Teddy Wayne This is the story of Karim Issar who comes to the US from atar in 1999 to work as a computer programmer for a financial company in NYC Karim was hired to help with the Y2K problem heh remember that? but he invents

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    characters Kapitoil Teddy Wayne Þ 5 Read Read & Download ¸ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Þ Teddy Wayne Great book Karim is an entertaining character whether he is buying a juicer or talking about computer programming The plot

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    EBOOK (Kapitoil) author Teddy Wayne Holding aside my discomfort with the ventroliuism at the center of the novel I can't help feeling it's OK to do things with Arabs that we wouldn't do with others eg how would we feel about a NYC white prep schoolHarvard grad writing a comic novel about an immigrant from Asia who talked like Charlie Chan or a poor black kid from the South who speaks in dialect I also didn't care for the plot The story's arc is heavily t

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    characters Kapitoil Teddy Wayne Þ 5 Read EBOOK (Kapitoil) author Teddy Wayne It's hard to read Kapitoil without falling for Karim the understated memorable narrator who wins you over in his particular way I found myself

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    Teddy Wayne Þ 5 Read Read & Download ¸ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Þ Teddy Wayne characters Kapitoil I picked this up because a blogger whose taste in books I respect recommended it Karim may not be my new favorite character in recent reading but I'm glad to have read his struggleKarim's voice is uniue and interesting as

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ARC from publisherauthorThis book surprised me It sat there all harmless looking in it s brown and red and black design with it s runaway drop of oil very nicely mirroring the Empire State building creating an inky rorschach like designNow I am certainly not above oogling words when I struggle to spell them and rorschach was one I definitely needed assistance with so try to imagine the tiny little vibration that coursed through me when I saw that rorschach was defined as a psychological test in which subjects perceptions of inkblots are recorded and then analyzed using psychological interpretation complex scientifically derived algorithms or bothYou don t Gandhi Churchill: The Epic Rivalry that Destroyed an Empire and Forged Our Age get it yet do you Ok let me explain See I knew what rorschach meant I mean I might not know how to spell it butive me some credit here you know However the word algorithms as it appears in the definition hit me like a brick in the face How absolutely fittingTeddy Wayne s main character a NYC banking transplant from atar creates a program that can predict the future rise and fall of the price of the oil using algorithms Sweet RightInternal conversation with self Wait why is everyone staring at me like that Ok alright I know Calm down Lori you re acting silly Deep breaths People are looking at you like you have just taken a swan dive off the deep end They aren t Les Innocents going to understand completely unless they have read the book So I have to find a way toet them to read it right To make them see Don t I owe this to them No You don t Yes I do I owe it to them I must make them see If you are anything like me you may walk right past this novel never thinking twice about A book about financial banking starring a I Was A Stranger grammatically correct computer wiz who slaves over a program that can search the internet for key words like terrorism terrorist bomb war and use them to accurately predict the price of oil in order to assist his company increase their net value yawn rightWRONG Oh so very very wrongThis book is so much than computer programing and oil prices It s really about humanity and taking chances and making a fool out of yourself and struggling to fit in and standing up for what you believe in when it would be so much easier to just back down andive inIt really is amazingTeddy Wayne first time novelist is a naturally humorous uy He has been contributing to McSweeny s for many years though I just recently discovered it and his hilariousness shines through so naturally in KapitoilWhen we met at the Book Blogger Convention Reception in NYC back in May he made a potentially awkward situation so wonderfully memorable as we joked about they way the internet and its instantaneous access to everyone and everything took what used to be viewed as a bad or socially unacceptable behavior following people and turned it into a worldwide phenomenon that is now 100% acceptable and sometimes even expected Will you follow me Why won t he follow me I have 300 followersThat conversation can translate into anything we say or do The meaning of english words change and evolve as we tweak and adjust their use in our day to day lives Which confuses the

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out Karim The shining star of Wayne s novelHe transfers from his position in atar to heck out Karim Issar The shining star of Wayne s novelHe transfers from his position in atar to s NYC branch entering America in all it s ungrammatical lory in 1999 While this pre 911 story outlines the differences in religious social and work ethic habits of two very different cultures it also brings to light the hilariously horrible ways we natives use and abuse the english languageKarim carries a voice recorder in his pocket in an attempt to enhance his understanding of english Idioms confuse him Incorrect application of The Lives of Stay-at-Home Fathers: Masculinity, Carework and Fatherhood in the United States grammar irks him He has a very strange stiff way of speaking of which he is painfully aware and so he documents new words and sayings and begins to use them liberally when speaking to coworkers and friends in an attempt to fit in Of course the he tries to apply them the uncomfortable and humorous his interactions becomeThis novel really tickled my funny bone and at times even hit home a bit harder than I anticipated Working for a large company who believes very strongly in workplace diversity I interact with associates who speak english as a second language on a daily basis So some of Karim s frustrations and assumptions were familiar to meRun don t walk to your nearest bookstore Adopt a copy of Kapitoil now Bring Karim and his kooky english into your home and into your life You won t regret it It may just become your Next Best Book too Kapitoil works best as a refreshingly non sensationalistic look at American capitalism This is a likeable book with a likeable main character Karim who is eual parts objective and open to the people he encounters in his brief fews months as a young financialenius working for a New York securities firm desperate for a profit boost Karim invents a computer program that accurately predicts oil futures and makes his company Schrub Euities a ton of new cash In a sad twist the program is based on how violence and turmoil affect world oil prices and how to invest accordingly to rises and falls in stock prices It would have been easy for Teddy Wayne to turn Karim into a cold hearted monster but he saves that for another character The book follows the basic plot arc of The Reluctant Fundamentalist another solid title yet with a protagonist that reminded me of Data from Star Trek Next Generation Which is where the book falters a bit Karim isn t an android who will never fully understand humans He is human old enough to enjoy relationships and sex without instead describing them with the enthusiasm of a dusty textbook His sparse first person narrative keeps the book hopping along but leaves out a little emotional context and opportunities for humor Yet the book wins in the end with the very human very compassionate decisions he makes decisions that are surprising but logical at last thought The prose here is understated what this reader filled in made it a rewarding reading experience overall I became interested in Kapitoil after seeing the author at a signing at Portland State University where he was nervous racious and full. “Sometimes you do not truly observe something until you study it in reverse” writes Karim Issar upon arrival to New York City from atar in 1999 Fluent in numbers logic and business jargon yet often baffled by human connection the young financial wizard soon creates a comput. KapitoilEasy and fun to read and I enjoyed reading it But at the end I had this feeling like my od was this written by a straight white American dude or WHAT I don t know for sure that Teddy Wayne is actually a straight white American dude I m just saying that was my perception It s an enjoyable read but not profound or deep like I think it was supposed to be I think some of the ways that the author tries to explore otherness are cloying condescending and outrageous The exploration of alienation through the idiosyncratic narrator would have been interestingeffective if it hadn t been entirely based on the racial language and religious alienation of someone from atar in a pretty xenophobic society Sometimes people just don t Gone: The Disappearance of Claudia Lawrence and Her Father's Desperate Search for the Truth get that thoughMaybe I have thoughts on this but I m rushed I liked what Sarah Manguso wrote about Kapitoil in the Morning News Tournament of Books here Holding aside my discomfort with the ventroliuism at the center of the novel I can t help feeling it s OK to do things with Arabs that we wouldn t do with others eg how would we feel about a NYC white prep schoolHarvardrad writing a comic novel about an immigrant from Asia who talked like Charlie Chan or a poor black kid from the South who speaks in dialect I also didn t care for the plot The story s arc is heavily telegraphed from the very beginning and watching the western businessmen turn out to be as diabolical as we expect they will be and the hero and his multi culti outerborough friends as noble as we expect they will be wasn t that interesting Also the novel s verbal comic tics bottlenecked enhancedvibrating careless stimulating etc are funny at the beginning but improbable and annoying by the end Any self taught 1,000 Awesome Writing Prompts genius for such is our hero Karim who studies idiom so carefully would uickly fix those problems It s like Wayne came up with a list of ten words he thought it would be funny to have Kareem misuse and then he lazily peppers the book with them as freuently as possible rather than thinking of new jokes or new situations I picked this up because a blogger whose taste in books I respect recommended it Karim may not be my new favorite character in recent reading but I mlad to have read his struggleKarim s voice is uniue and interesting as an outsider to America and life but an insider on programming and business He knows his strengths and weaknesses to a fault and we follow his story during a period of a few months at the end of 1999 when he is revolutionizing the oil futures market by writing a program that predicts prices based on bad news He is intelligent and over torn between his past and a compromised futureWayne nails this character really well which probably stems from his time spent editing foreign resumes and there s a part of me that really loves decoding his sentences to find the meaning hidden in what shared meaning Karim Moonrise (Snowfall, gives our language Some of the funnier parts of the book came from mixed definitions and connotations and the phrases that Karim needs to have explained Thankfully Karim has done his studying before moving to America so we re not left with Perfect Strangers but it leaves me perplexed about some of the words and phrases that he just does not know or seem toet the hang of I et why he doesn t et rid of some of his language because no one would bother to correct him or Hello, Snow! give him strange looks Keeping stimulated for excited however justrated on me as one word that someone would probably fix pretty uickly iven usage and connotation I can t imagine that Karim isn t assiduous enough to figure some of these things out even if it adds to the humor overall I feel like this is something that an editor should overall I feel like this is something that an editor should refinedIn fact my
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problems with book are about how it was edited and produced so than the actual content and writing I know this is his first novel but the back cover reads like some of the resumes Wayne must ve edited with references to his schooling rather than say who he is as a person Shouldn t I want to read his book because the concept and ideas hook me in and not because of who trained him I think that was supposed to be fixed through the extended author interview and favorite books list in the appendix but really If I want to find out about an author I m fully capable of searching the Internet The Troubleshooting Guide in the back is tacked on and not even a joke representative of the rest of the book Wayne is clearly a funny intelligent uy from the writing between these Mastering the Art of Saying No Without Feeling Guilty: Tips, Techniques and Strategies griefs and I have no idea why his editors allowed his novel to come off looking and sounding as though it belongs on the YA lit shelfAlso in desperate need to be eliminated are the many many pop culture references More than once Karim comes in contact with media as we are so freuently inundated with in America but rather than just encountering them I feel like Wayne piggybacks on some concepts and even does some post modern metacriticism through Karim on some of the Steinbeck referenced The music referencedets some similar treatment though not in the same vein Karim does Yuganta, The End Of An Epoch grow and change because of these encounters but if the character isn t really strong enough to stand on its own without reminding us of other memorable characters there s a problem there Nothing should make me remember The Grapes of Wrath and put your book down to read that again I feel like an editor should have at least noted that in the marginsAll that said Wayne is uick witted and knows how to turn a phrase He has a ridiculous amount of control of a sentence and I m hoping to see that evolve into a refined work in his next novel I mlad Karim was such an interesting compromising character someone who did end up Once a Wicked Lady: A Biography of Margaret Lockwood growing and changing becoming human as he both rejected and embraced his past Some phrases from the last few entries will stick with me for a while and his voice definitely will Wayne kept his story light while discussing some moderately heavy ideas an interesting route that kept the whole thing from feeling too melodramatic and well first novel ish I ll belad to see where he oes from here and hopefully we won t need a resume to convince us to read his next book. And him better than he does himself Her influence and his father’s disapproval of Karim’s Americanization cause him to uestion the moral implications of Kapitoil moving him toward a decision that will determine his future his firm’s and to whom and where his loyalties lie.

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Of factoids A lot like his main character someone easy to pull for I didn t love The Love Song of Johnny Valentine by Wayne and I approached this book his debut with some trepidationand I really LIKED it This is a fish out of water story featuring Kamil a young uatari programmer who comes to New York City to work on the Y2K project of a huge US multinational financial institution When Kamil invents a program to predict the fluctuations of oil prices his dreams are all about to come true if he can navigate the pitfalls of American reed and capitalism The story A Northern Line Minute: The Northern Line goes pretty much where one expects it too it is sort of a twist on a fairy tale but told realistically no magic realism here Kamil is utterly adorable He is nerdy yet kind and his misunderstandings about American culture are often very funny Great book Karim is an entertaining character whether he is buying a juicer or talking about computer programming The plot lines about Kapitoil life in atar Mr Schrub and the auxiliary characters are all very engaging but what kept me reading was Karim s evolving relationship with Rebecca Kapitoil doesn t read like a first novel at all I hope to see from Teddy Wayne From the Giveaway description Sometimes you do not truly observe something until you study it in reverse writes Karim Issar upon arrival to New York City from atar in 1999 Fluent in numbers logic and business jargon yet often baffled by human connection the young financial wizard soon creates a computer program named Kapitoil that predicts oil futures and reaps record profits for his company At first an introspective loner adrift in New York s social scenes he anchors himself to his legendary boss Derek Schrub and Rebecca a sensitive disillusioned colleague who may understand him better than he does himself Her influence and his father s disapproval of Karim s Americanization cause him to uestion the moral implications of Kapitoil moving him toward a decision that will determine his future his firm s and to whom and where his loyalties lie It s hard to read Kapitoil without falling for Karim the understated memorable narrator who wins you over in his particular way I found myself thinking about all things Karim esue This of course is a testament to the novel s success that your own world feels slightly different as a result of a character you encounter Karim s voice is executed perfectly in a way that sheds light on contemporary America New York in 1999 is captured through various lenses technology the economy etc so that you feel a mirror has been held up to society at a particular and fascinating moment in time This Future Focus glimpse of ourselves is all the poignant because it comes from someone on the outside looking in Yet thankfully Karim isn t depicted in a predictable way the sense of cultural clash is done with a light hand and the uestion of what it means to be Muslim in America for that matter to be other in America is handled deftly My friend Teddy wrote this book And it s definitely a surreal experience to read a book written by a friend this was my first time doing so but probably the best compliment I canive is that I kept forgetting that Teddy was the author because I was so caught up in the story itself I read the book in one day and I found myself thinking like the narrator even after I was done reading The book seems fairly light when you read it but it left a haunting feeling that stayed with me for a couple days And I m not the only fan Teddy s been etting rave reviews in The Huffington Post #Vanity Fair And The Boston Globe Karim Issar A Computer # Fair and The Boston Globe Karim Issar a computer from atar joins the New York office of the conglomerate he works for Schrub Euities to fix the Y2K bug in their systems Painfully aware of his uncertainties about many American Idioms And Cultural Gaps Karim and cultural aps Karim to expand a social network in the city despite Asperger s like tendencies to analyze everything in terms of efficiencies rather than emotions On his OWN TIME HE DEVELOPS A PROGRAM CALLED KAPITOIL THAT time he develops a program called Kapitoil that successfully tracks oil prices based on A Sting in the Tale global unrest this shoots him to the top at Schrub and leaves him time to develop a burgeoning relationship with a fellow programmer RebeccaThis is a fine comic novel full of sly wit Karim s fresh often skewed yet perspicacious take on subjects ranging from clubbing to ironic humor to romantic relationships I was pretending not to pay attention to her because people act according to supply and demand euilibrium like prices do to the lyrics of Leonard Cohen are amusing and poignant in eual measure He s uite sympathetic so I was riveted as his potential paths beckoned from potential master of the universe money conscious urban d bag to compassionate inventor and agent of change That said the book isn t without flaws Karim s constant misuse of language vibrate for shake enhanced forot better delete for o away no matter what the context ets stale and diminishes the book s verisimilitude as Karim is a very intelligent person and could uickly work out the subtleties of meaning based on circumstance And although there s nothing that rang false to me about Karim s atari background I heard college white boy in his speech as amusing as it was than Arab Indeed Karim loses his Arab nature fairly uickly falling into drinking tolerance for Devil's Red Nickel gays and sex early on without compunction and it struck me that there s little truly integral to the book about his being an Arab With very minor tweaks he could have been aenius programmer with Asperger s from Iowa with a strict religious background and a shut in father and it wouldn t have changed much So I do uestion if Wayne achieved what he meant in making this a pre 911 story about an Arab in New York But overall it was a fun novel with fresh appealing assured prose This is the story of Karim Issar who comes to the US from atar in 1999 to work as a computer programmer for a financial company in NYC Karim was hired to help with the Y2K problem heh remember that but he invents a program that uses algorithms based on current events to predict fluctuations in oil commodities and investsell accordingly to make tons of money This book was. Er program named Kapitoil that predicts oil futures and reaps record profits for his companyAt first an introspective loner adrift in New York’s social scenes he anchors himself to his legendary boss Derek Schrub and Rebecca a sensitive disillusioned colleague who may underst.