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Parallel Stories by Péter Nádas
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Jan 07, 2012

really liked it
Read from January 01 to 07, 2012

Impressive in it's scope and enjoyable in the wonderful writing, but I still found this to be a confusing book to read. Though I do think it is a skill that some writers can help readers to understand complexity, I do not think writing is flawed simply because a writer does not do that. Nádas definitely doesn't. There are so many threads, characters, switches in time, that it is a struggle to understand what is going on and why. I never did get a complete handle on the book, but perhaps I didn't pick up on a key reference I needed to in order to comprehend. This is a masterful book, but I didn't pick up enough to appreciate it fully on my first time through.
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Matt I have this thing sitting on my shelf...It looks very threatening in size and scope. But I'm told there's a lot of sex in it?


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Joseph Michael Owens There's a lot of genital description, for sure. More so than actual sex, at least 110 pages in or so (if that helps).


David Joseph M. wrote: "There's a lot of genital description, for sure. More so than actual sex, at least 110 pages in or so (if that helps)."

Matt wrote: "I have this thing sitting on my shelf...It looks very threatening in size and scope. But I'm told there's a lot of sex in it?"

There is a decent amount of sex in it. One scene in particular goes on for quite a while. Even the characters are a bit sore afterward.


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