Einstein's Shutter

Einstein's Shutter

Einstein s Shutter is a whirlwind journey into a decade of one man s life. A relationship, the death of a friend and an insider view of what happened in NYC after 9/11. It is a story about redemption, reincarnation and ultimately about the power of the human spirit in a man and a city, finding the strength they need to rise again. See the reviews on Amazon.com...

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Title:Einstein's Shutter
Author:Vincent Yanez
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Einstein's Shutter Reviews

  • Sandy

    I loved this book. It wasn't what I expected--what a delight. This memoir which spans 10 years of a young man's life--basically his twenties--was sad, funny, spiritual and kept me up nights til I finished it. It begins shortly before 9/11 and covers the next 10 years. The author tells of his journey from Portland Oregon to Manhattan and the boroughs in between. Relationships with friends and lovers and their impact on him are told in an honest and straightforward manner. His spiritual journey in

    I loved this book. It wasn't what I expected--what a delight. This memoir which spans 10 years of a young man's life--basically his twenties--was sad, funny, spiritual and kept me up nights til I finished it. It begins shortly before 9/11 and covers the next 10 years. The author tells of his journey from Portland Oregon to Manhattan and the boroughs in between. Relationships with friends and lovers and their impact on him are told in an honest and straightforward manner. His spiritual journey into Buddhism was enlightning as well. This gem of a book is a must read.

  • Anthony Policastro

    Great story

  • Karla Quintana

    LOVED IT! I have read it four times now. It's a book that I read when I am down and want to forget for a bit about my issues and laugh/cry and feel human. Vincent is so sincere, funny and honest that you just can't stop reading. I recommend this book to anyone who wants to take a journey into the life of someone experiences many highs, lows and the in-betweens life brings you and the questions that are born from these moments.

  • Susan Lim

    I love it when I come across a book that I don't want to put down. This was such a book for me. At times I would find myself saying, "No, Vincent, don't do it" at times when he would reach an emotional decision-making event. I could/would imagine myself dealing with some of his personal 'trials' and have some knee-jerk reaction that I would then have to decipher for myself. If you enjoy reading memoir's, I feel that "Einstein's Shutter" might linger with you for a bit.

  • Babak Fakhamzadeh

    Yanez' conversational style is both entertaining and intimate, making it fairly easy to be drawn into the story. At the same time, with the story's timeline cut up in many parts, shuffled up and put back together again, it's a bit like reading someone's blog, but not in chronological order.

    As the likes of Quentin Tarantino and, more recently, Gavin Hood with Rendition have shown, this can work to the viewer's advantage, creating a much more intriguing series of plot lines and cuts.

    Yanez pulls

    Yanez' conversational style is both entertaining and intimate, making it fairly easy to be drawn into the story. At the same time, with the story's timeline cut up in many parts, shuffled up and put back together again, it's a bit like reading someone's blog, but not in chronological order.

    As the likes of Quentin Tarantino and, more recently, Gavin Hood with Rendition have shown, this can work to the viewer's advantage, creating a much more intriguing series of plot lines and cuts.

    Yanez pulls this off, though primarily because the central theme of the book, in essence the anatomy of a breakup, is a major tragedy in the author's life and one for which he's able to put down his thoughts, feelings and emotions very well. The book pulls in a few other plot lines, initially primarily focusing on 9/11, at which time Yanez was living in New York.

    Indeed, the book spans a number of years, but, though with the additional side stories, the book gives of the impression of being more 'complete', not in the least because the majority of the book deals with the period between Yanez' arrival in and departure from New York, as a whole it's not the side stories which make the book interesting. It's the theme which binds them together and which gets the most of the focus, his eight year relationship, followed by the breakup.

    At the beginning of the book, it felt as if Yanez was looking for a direction for the story to take and the individual chapters, with their jumping back and forth in time, felt rather disjointed. Roughly half way through, it was getting harder and harder to put down the book, Yanez getting into his element and, seemingly, baring his soul.

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