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May 8, 2009

samuel beckett – 3 novels

Filed under: Life in Japan — notyalcsdrawkcab @ 1:28 pm

so i was thinking i wanted to read a great novel.  something special.  so i found some lists of ye old great novelists, and mr beckett was on the list.

he is making me work hard, old mr beckett is.  the first novel, started as the random ramblings of a mad old man who is looking for his mother.  no scene setting, no conversations with other characters.  no narrative.  its just you and him.  and then you move onto the slightly less mad “agent” who is tasked with finding the first guy.  but who kinda goes mad in the process.

but in the end i had a real soft spot for the strange old man …

usually i woulda given up on something that is so hard to read, but i figured the guardian newspaper can`t be wrong, so i have stuck at ye old great novel, and i have gotten  a lot out of it.


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