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Anyone read that big book of his?
(apols if this has been covered many times before)
Never made any attempt to read it beyond a cursory skim of the first page. Can't see myself reading it in the next few years.
Just having the second half would be a bit pointless.
I found the sentence structures overly long, the story lacking in direction and it all frankly dull.
I'm sure I'm wrong, but I haven't the time to trawl (at great length) through the minutia of a mans memories.
then you're not wrong. Too many people afraid to admit their own opinions, if it might be in the minority.
I'm just conscious of having not invested the required time to make this one educated.
Making it educated to a degree.
(presuming that's the one you mean) and it's Actually Really Good- though I think I prefer Celine to Proust.
Bits of it are good, bits of it are not. The beginning of it is very slow. The third book, the fifth book and the last book are all good, if my memory is correct, to the point that I would like to re-read them.
If you've got the time, I'd say read it, just so you can tell people you've read it.
Quite dull so far, but not so much that I wont keep at it. I like how it's written so I'm sure I'll get more into it.
It was one of those shops where the staff write little descriptions on stickers, or in pencil on the inside - y'know, just one-liner stuff. The description on Proust read something like, "1500 pages of nothing happening. Buy it if you don't like books but want to look intellectual. If you want something to read, don't bother".
I didn't buy it.
it was good. I read him some katie price. Intellectualolz