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As a Man Grows Older by Italo Svevo
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Mar 01, 2012

it was ok
bookshelves: nyrb, misery-loves-company, une-femme-est-infame
Read in January, 2012

Italo Svevo's 1890s novel As a Man Grows Older is the perfect gift for people who have never experienced human emotions but are curious what they are like. So the next time you're wondering what to get that certain hard-to-buy-for humanoid for his Inception Day gift, put that boring spark plug down and hook him up with some Svevo. It's much easier to wrap anyway.
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message 1: by knig (new)

knig You said 'put that boring spark plug down and hook him up with some Svevo'

Hah. Also sprakling, hookah and Slivovitz (they're easy to wrap as well).

message 2: by Mike (new)

Mike Puma I rather liked Zeno's Conscience, especially the parts about quiting smoking and being smacked in the face by his dying father. Fun stuff.

message 3: by David (last edited Jan 06, 2012 08:03AM) (new) - rated it 2 stars

David I've seen that a lot of people really like Zeno's Conscience. Since it was written about twenty-five years or so after this one, I'll assume he grew as a writer over that time.

message 4: by M. (new) - rated it 1 star

M. Sarki A bit liberal with the stars perhaps? I was so disappointed in this thing.

David I was probably feeling kind that day. It doesn't happen much anymore...

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