All the Names
Among the file-cards for the living and the dead, one - of an apparently ordinary woman - will transform his life. By day Senhor Jose labours in the labyrinthine stacks of the city's central registry. By night he ferrets for facts about the famous, compiling his own archive of births, deaths and... show more
Among the file-cards for the living and the dead, one - of an apparently ordinary woman - will transform his life. By day Senhor Jose labours in the labyrinthine stacks of the city's central registry. By night he ferrets for facts about the famous, compiling his own archive of births, deaths and marriages. One day he chances upon an index card of an ordinary woman whose details hold as much fascination for him as any celebrity's. Striking forth from the regimentation of his daily life, Jose starts to track the woman down, obsessively following a thread of clues in a bid to rescue her from an oblivion deeper than the grave.
Publish date: June 1st 2000
Publisher: Harvill Panther
Pages no: 244
Edition language: English
Zmarli żyją w naszej pamięci. Kiedy zapominamy umierają powtórnie. A może pamiętając nie pozwalamy im odejść. Przypadek sprawił, że bezbarwne i monotonne życie pięćdziesięcioletniego kancelisty, pana Jose, zmieniło się w trochę rozpaczliwą a trochę zabawną, próbę wyrwania się ze szponów samotności. ...
I tried. I really did. I adore Henry James. I'm not against verbosity. But I need more dialog, and more action. It took me 3 sessions to get 45 pages in and I gave up. Sorry. I'm sure it's profound or something, but I'm giving it a miss.
I listened to this so I would not have to deal with the lack of punctuation, and yet the never-ending sentences were still unavoidable. On and on and on with lists of details that I found boring. This is a philosophical treatise, or should I say pure sophistry?! Yes, I get what the author is saying ...
Non c’è tempo e non c’è spazio, solo un filo d’Arianna che consente di penetrare il labirinto e tornare indietro.In una città sconosciuta, si trova la Conservatoria Generale dell'Anagrafe. La prima fila di tavoli, parallela al bancone, è occupata dagli otto scritturali a cui compete ricevere il pubb...
I enjoyed this quite a bit despite the typos to be found at every turn in the Kindle edition (not the fault of the author, just a sloppy post-OCR conversion review) and the author's peculiar handling of dialogue, which turned the book into huge, never-ending blocks of text. But I'm a sucker for this...
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