In the Fold
Cusk's fifth novel was long listed for the Booker Prize, an honor that somehow belies its good, but unspectacular, reviews. A work that wordsmiths will love for its dialogue, In the Fold speaks of youth, privilege, and disillusionment__but, unlike Gatsby in Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby or Charles in Waugh's Brideshead Revisited, Michael understands the deception of appearances. Praised for her limning of psychic and emotional complexity, Cusk establishes convincing stereotypes of wealth, just t...more
For example: 'On the contrary, Rick's gallery was constantly awash in an apparently inexhaustible fund of notoriety and success, and the more these two commodities could be observed in the infallible business of their synthesis, the clearer an impression of its elemental steadiness could be obtained.' p.30
There's lots more of that too!
par un maestro qui s'amuse avec tout ce que l'existence comporte de plus fortuit.
Où l'on constate que chaque destin, chaque personne est cubique; on n'en voit jamais la totalité!
Le principal protagoniste avance à tâtons pour redonner un sens à sa vie;
sa femme lui échappe, refuse la maternité, son fils l'inquiète...
Il retourne à Egypt farm, lieu mythique de son passé d'étudiant où il a jadis rencontré la f...more
There is more of a story line to Cusk's In the Fold compared to Perkins' novel but it's still about some man who seened to have failed and is ramblings and complaining about things around him.
Both of the main female characters in both Perkins and Cusk's books seem a mad or a bit off.
There is a story but nothing really happens to the mai...more