Aug 09, 10
Read from July 25 to August 07, 2010
I could write for hours about all the feelings this book stirred in me. In my estimation, it is a masterpiece.
What incredible depth and breadth woven in a perfectly subtle but unmistakable tapestry. Although it is set through the first half of the 20th century, it holds a fierce indictment of contemporary culture and politics within its story, in particular the immorality of the "media". And though it is broad in dealing with these issues, it is also touchingly intimate in its portrayal of and revelations concerning the extraordinary life of Harrison Shepherd. And as I've mentioned many times before, I am always drawn to the theme of the internal being of mystery as the counterpoint to the external persona projected to the world. I whole-heartedly agree with Frida's statement to "Soli": The most important thing about a person is always the thing you don't know."