I love this book.
I've loved every line, every page, every word - included the dirty ones.
Yes, there is sex, and semen. But this is life, this is art.
The story is compelling. The characters are perfect. The language is astonishing.
I will certainly re-read this book and I will endorse it and recommend it to all my friends and people à la hauteur :)
"Enjoy it, Charles. The beginning of an affair is the most excruciatingly painful and wonderful thing that can happen to a grown-up human being. The whole world fills with metaphors and similes and auguries, allegories and clocks. It's the yearning; the rarest, most potent, magic emotion there is. Love and lust are supermarket fast-feelings compared with yearning. This is the most alive you will ever feel. The rest is reading about it, watching other people do it, catching echoes of it in late symphonies, trying to remember it." (p.150)
"If you were a pigeon you could fuck forty times a day. It is something to be borne in mind when you are filling out the form for reincarnation." (p.1)...Continua