Henderson the Rain King (Audio)
Publish date: February 1st 2012
Publisher: Audio Holdings
Edition language: English
, Book Club
, Literary Fiction
, 20th Century
, Modern Classics
, Nobel Prize
Henderson is a great character. An emotional bull in a china shop. Impulsive. Impetuous. Never satisfied. Wanting to please everybody, but doing a horrible job at it. However, he is aware of these things and he sets out on an African adventure to discover himself, and hopefully change. I enjo...
Huh — so, the plot of this book, I say to myself, having chosen it at random from Peter Boxall's 1001 Books list, is a rich white guy goes to Africa to learn the meaning of life from the noble savages. Oh, I can see that this will turn out well.Saul Bellow is one of those Big Literary Dudes I've nev...
Now I have already mentioned that there was a disturbance in my heart, a voice that spoke there and said, I want, I want, I want! It happened every afternoon, and when I tried to suppress it got even stronger. It said only one thing, I want, I want! And I would ask, 'What do you want?' But this was ...
Oh ja! Der Mann kann erzählen, aber hat er auch etwas zu sagen? Das ist die wichtige Frage bei einem Roman und diese möchte ich beim Regenkönig für mich eindeutig mit Nein beantworten. Vom Hundersten wird bis ins Tausendste herumgelabert da kommt der Autor von einer in Afrika gebrochenen Zahnbrücke,...
In my Contemporary Novel's class, almost all the books we read dealt with Africa in some way (this was the same with my Modern Novel class, which was taught by the same prof as this class -- dude really likes Africa I guess) but this book did so in a different and refreshing way. Instead of writing ...
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