It is a very hard book worth reading.
Initially fascinating, this observation seems to become tiresome with repetition but this probably means I have missed some other subtlety in the novel.
I thought I understood the gimmick and, without much plot or character development, the novel was becoming threadbare.
This book has won very high praise but it's stream-of-conscienceness and very difficult to read.
I gave up after 12 pages or so. Read more
Be patient. By the halfway mark you'll have a better sense of what's at play. It's well worth it for sure.Published 3 months ago by Thomas O'Keefe
I like contemporary fiction. I don't believe that one need be constantly entertained to appreciate literature. That's my bias. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Novice Monk
This is not really complicated, although it may seem to be.
Although doubtless I had better get some help with this difficulty, being what I was finally forced to think. Read more
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