The Sheltering Sky
Some journeys are best left unmade. Kit and Port Moresby are Americans abroad. Struggling to save their marriage, they resolve to trade civilization for the wilderness of the Sahara. At first, the pair are seduced by the desert's beauty. But beneath the exquisite landscape lurk the dark... show more
Some journeys are best left unmade. Kit and Port Moresby are Americans abroad. Struggling to save their marriage, they resolve to trade civilization for the wilderness of the Sahara. At first, the pair are seduced by the desert's beauty. But beneath the exquisite landscape lurk the dark undercurrents of an alien culture, and the relentless dangers of a hostile natural world. And as they travel deeper, they might not only lose their way. They could lose their lives!
Publish date: June 1st 2007
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
, Book Club
, Historical Fiction
, Literary Fiction
, 20th Century
L'avevo in libreria da un po' e mi ha sempre messo un po' pensiero iniziarlo, non sapendo cosa aspettarmi. Ad essere sinceri non sono ancora sicura del giudizio dato. Non si legge facilmente, non ci si rilassa ma, in alcune pagine (poche in realtà) si resta quasi rapiti dal paesaggio, e dalla vita...
"He did not think of himself as a tourist; he was a traveler. The difference is partly one of time, he would explain. Whereas a tourist generally hurries back home at the end of a few weeks or months, the traveler, belonging no more to one place than to the next, moves slowly, over periods of years,...
When I was reading Paul Bowles' exquisite The Sheltering Sky, I jotted down a phrase here in my notes to include in my review: the ambiguities of human behavior. When we create art, we (meaning we members of the human species) are almost always guilty of placing the art in a digestible context. Perh...
I don't think I can honestly say that I like this book. It's one of those books where you wonder why you keep on reading, especially at the beginning where Port & Kit was playing so off-handedly with their relationship. They're supposed to be thinking so much about their true self and being reckless...
What exactly is the author trying to say with this book? Is he selling us existentialism through this novel? Perhaps. What is he saying about the central couple’s relationship, both with each and with their friends? This too is unclear. The two main protagonists are trying to reach out to each other...