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A quite remarkable book which, now having read, has immediately become a noticable portion of the furniture of my mind... A fine intoduction (for me) to the modernist ethic and the modernist aesthetic... which I've been seeking to understand (with quite some difficulty) for the past two-plus years.A...
Poweful.Slightly slower paced, or more delberate, than other Bernhard novels.
A tough, exhausting read that is choke full with repetition, which in its own awkward way draws readers into the heart of the story and keeps us in trepidation of the doom that we know is approaching from the very beginning. I can't really say that I "liked" this book but it is surely impactful in s...
I hated this book. Tedious and hopelessly intellectual without any sympathetic characters (I know, that's the point). It was as though the author never edited it. Like a crappy Swann's Way. I couldn't stand to think of wasting my life on (the unfinished!) volume 2.