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Cleaver by Tim Parks
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May 09, 10

bookshelves: gave-up-on, read-2010, source-library
Read from May 03 to 09, 2010

A well written novel that has all the earmarks of greatness including a intellectual with an internal crisis, mountains, and people speaking German.

I stopped at around page 125.

I think that at another point (maybe even a few months ago) I would have read this cover to cover- and I might still someday- but at this point in my life I'm suffering from an overload of work and commitments and the novel- which is essentially a map of the main character's (Harold Cleaver') soul- is too slow and too thoughtful and too much of an interior monologue to hold my attention.

It's a solid book; but it's not the right book for me right now.

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05/04/2010 page 70
21.74% "A famous conservative British pundit retreats to the Italian Alps to deal with a brutal midlife crisis."
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