Sammy Mountjoy, artist, rises from poverty and obscurity to see his pictures hung in London's Tate Gallery. Swept into World War II, he is captured and confined to a prison cell in total darkness. He emerges from his cell like Lazarus from the tomb.
من أعمق الأعمال الروائيه التى قرأتها فى حياتى وأكثرها احترافيه.
عمل أكاديمى ممتاز .
عمق إنسانى ملحوظ جدا ومحير.
من الأعمال التى من الممكن ان تجد صعوبه فى فهمها طول ما انت تقرأها ولكن العجيب انك ستجد نفسك تنهيها .
قد لا تجد متعه كبيره فىها ولكنك ستجد أثر عظيم على نفسك منها
اللغه عمليه (وأكاديميه) ومحدده
تفاصيل انسانيه بالغة الروعه والابداع
لطالما رأيت فى أعمال الجوائز (وخاصة نوبل) عمق وتعقيد فنى بديع
الأحداث مختلطه بصورة مذهله وتجدها فجأة بسيطه.
**Fazlaca dolu paragraflar ve Mountjoy karakterin hayat, kader, aşk, din vs gibi bir çok konuda ki fikirlerini karaktere nakış nakış işlemiş, zirvesinde bir yazarın, bir karakterin gelişimi okuyucuya nasıl yansıtılmalı ve hikaye anlatımının önemi üzerinde verilmiş uzman sınıfı dersi gibi bir kitap bu.
Here's a freaky question that I haven't delved into (more peeked at, the way Pandora might ...more
"I am the sum of them. I carry round with me this load of memories. Man is not an instantaneous creature, nothing but a physical body and the reaction of the moment. He is an incredible bundle of miscellaneous memories and feelings, of fossils and coral growths. I am not a man who was a boy looking at a tree. I am a man who remembers being a boy looking at a tree."
I can't help but feel that the writer who penned the celebrated Lord of the Flies is very underrated, and not appreciated as much a ...more
I had never reading William Golding before. I really only bought this book because it was for $1 and the cover was cool (my cover shows a mangled man free-falling into a city). Then, in anticipation of a God-awful six hour bus ride, I decided to check it out.
Holyyyy... it blew me away.
The writing is amazing. It's a stream-of-cons ...more
I finished this book three weeks ago. I kept no notes as I read it and was enduring various major family and physical issues at the time. All I remember is that it moved me, it spoke to me. It was his most accessible book so far (I am reading Golding's books in the order that he wrote them.)
A man who was born in poverty to a mother supporting herself by prostitution, who found himself an orphan at five years old or so, who became a successful painter, looks back over his life. He wants to discov ...more
In this novel, the narrator ponders when he lost his "free-will", essentially: at what point in his life did he make a leap such that he is stuck in "free fall" unable to choose the course of his fate? The narrator is young, or rathe ...more
داستان نقاشی که در پسترین و فقیرترین بخش جامعه شخصیتش شکل میگیره... به واسطه استعدادش در نقاشی میتونه وارد جمع های مختلفی بشه...اما درک واضحی از محیط پیرامونش نداره
اتفاقات و جریان ها باید اونطور شکل بگیرن که اون خواسته
ادمهایی که بعد ...more
شمع زیرجامی شیشه ای میسوخت. آب بلند شد و فضایی را که زمانی اکسیژن اشغالش میکرد،پر کرد. شمع خاموش شد، اما پیش از آن، جهانی را روشن کرد، جهانی چنان شکیل و لبریز از خرد و فرزانگی که اشک از چشم آدم سرازیر میک ...more
I highly recommend it.
Slightly similar fate as Ge ...more
"I have walked by stalls in the market-place where books, dog-eared and faded from their purple, have burst with a white hosanna. I have seen people crowned with a double crown, holding in either hand the crook and flail, the power and the glory. I have understood how the scar becomes a star, I have felt the flake of fire fall, miraculous and pentecostal. My yeste ...more
Előző olvasmányomhoz hasonlóan itt is objektív értékek ütköznek szubjektív nem tetszéssel. Gyakran volt olvasás közben az érzésem, hogy ez a fajta prózába írt költészet az, amiből irodalomtanszékeken hegyekben állhatnak az elemzések. Életszerűen, objektíven tekint vissza a főszereplő saját életére, a fogalmazás pedig nagyon jól átadja milyen is az amikor az em ...more
One long monologue.
An exercise in self examination from inside 1950's post World War intellectual disillusionment, first formative steps into post-modernism you might even venture to say. It's typical William Golding and probably a little autobiographical but that's mere conjecture. It is insightful fiction; tragic, honest, occasionally amusing, often dark and brooding, attempting to thread a course between the horns of the dilemma; the cleft laid in our philosophy from Plato through gnosticism ...more
Influenced by the prurient teachings by the religious Ms.Rowena Pringle and a man of atheistic bent Mr.Nick Shales, Samuel Mountjoy leads a life racked b ...more
It took me a long time to get into this book, and didn't sit well with reading in small snatches. For a while, I couldn't see where it was going, but I've experienced this before with Golding's novels and know that the reader is rewarded if he/she sticks it out, and so I was.
What made this novel more enjoyable than a simple fictional biograph ...more
The story of a man trying to discover why he is who he is, and taking us on that journey, is both philosophical and sad. We can feel what he feels, whilst still s ...more
Not very easy to read, some chapters context is only understood after reading some paragraphs, some parts are hard to interpret. On the positive side: It's not a cliché story, and some ...more
In 2008, The Times ranked Golding third on their list of ...more