The Unconsoled

Paperback, 544 pages

Published March 3, 2005 by Faber and Faber.

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3 stars (1 review)

A surrealistic novel on a man who finds himself in a strange city, not knowing what he is doing there, but everyone seems to know him. What is more, he must be important because people ask him for favors. As he goes from encounter to encounter, the man discovers himself.

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3 stars

So, I can pick up this book at any point and enjoy it. But I can't seem to read it sequentially. I want to like it, and maybe at some other point in my life I would have. But today, now, I am setting it aside. I just can't bear it and I'm blaming Trump's presidency, which appears to be unfolding with a similar narrative structure. Maybe I'll pick this book back up after the man's been impeached.


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