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I couldn't decide whether to give this 3 stars or 4 stars (not that anyone would care either way). Cendrars seems to have hated this book..., having begun it in 1917, he was still trying to finish it as he crossed the Equator on a boat to Rio in 1924. He simply couldn't stand the "turgid, pretenti...
I would have liked to like this book.I would have loved to like this book.I would have appreciated something more than the tedium I felt in the face of its forced exuberance.I much enjoy Cendrars's poetry, and think I shall be sticking to that in the future.
A story with the message that you should never be too shy to say what's important to your friends. My daughter thought that it was a little sad, but liked the ending. And the bats are cool!
Book Circle Reads 17Rating: 3 sickened stars of five The Book Description: At once truly appalling and appallingly funny, Blaise Cendrars's Moravagine bears comparison with Naked Lunch—except that it's a lot more entertaining to read. Heir to an immense aristocratic fortune, mental and physical muta...