Lanark: A Life in Four Books
Publish date: February 1st 1981
Pages no: 560
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Literary Fiction
(Original Review, 1981-03-10)I don't have problem with intertextual interpretation as such. It's only that I've always seen reading as a collaborative process between an author and a reader. If you look at it that way, it makes you wonder which parts of deep reading “Lanark” come from the mind of Al...
This went from:Book 3- definite favourite book ever!Book 1-... I'll skip thisBook 2-... I'll skip thisBook 4-... .... .... ....Sad. I think it is cruel to create an immersive and surprising world that draws the reader in, then spend 3 other books talking about your own life and revealing ev...
I wanted very much to love this book, which was probably my first mistake. I had heard a lot of extremely complimentary things about how it was the most unusual, eccentric and meaningful novel various people had read for ages, and I probably came to it with rather exaggerated hopes. Anyway, it's goo...
It opens with Book III Chapter 1. The EliteThe Elite Café was entered by a staircase from the foyer of a cinema.This reads like a post modern Ulysses and I didn't enjoy that too much either. Parts 1 and 2 are about one named person, and 3 and 4 about another.Part 3 comes first.And then it is discove...