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დრო უნდა ჩერდებოდეს

3.69  ·  Rating details ·  1,265 ratings  ·  93 reviews
სებასტიან ბარნაკი, სასიამოვნო გარეგნობის ინგლისელი სკოლის მოსწავლე, ზაფხულის არდადეგების გასატარებლად იტალიაში ჩადის და იქ იწყება ნამდვილი თავგადასავალი. სებასტიანს ორი, ერთმანეთისგან საკმაოდ განსხვავებული მასწავლებელი ჰყავს - ბრუნო რონტინი, ღვთისნიერი წიგნების გამყიდველი, რომელიც მას სულიერ სიღრმეებში არკვევს; და ბიძია იუსტასი, რომელიც ამქვეყნიურ სიამოვნებას აზრიარებს. წი ...more
Paperback, 346 pages
Published 2016 by ინტელექტი (first published 1944)
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Paul
Sep 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a difficult one to review. One of Huxley’s lesser known works; before Doors of Perception and after Brave New World and written as the Second World War finished. Difficult because it covers so much ground. It is a philosophical treatise, a critique of capitalism, fascism, socialism, especially of imperialism. It has a go at post-modernism and at Joyce, Woolf et al. It is a critique of religion in its traditional form; an exploration of Huxley’s attraction to Buddhism. It predates much ex ...more
daniel
Apr 20, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
'of course, you realize,' he added, 'that you'll always be disappointed?'
'with what?'
'with girls, with parties, with experience in general. nobody who has any kind of creative imagination can possibly be anything but disappointed with real life. when i was young i used to be miserable because i hadn't any talents - nothing but a little taste and cleverness. but now i'm not sure one isn't happier that way. people like you aren't really commensurable with the world they live in. whereas people lik
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Jacob
Feb 03, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone
Seriously one of the best books I've read in the last few years. It's a deceptive read in that the storyline is a facade for Huxley's philosophical messages. If you can get past the fact that it really isn't about a young man trying to procure formal evening wear, but instead a dialogue of morals, it becomes much easier to read and very enjoyable. Definitely worth finishing, and definitely worth reading again. ...more
Jake Danishevsky
A coming of age book by Aldous Huxley. The most interesting part is transformation of Sebastian Barnack. I can completely relate to his character and I am sure, so as many who are able to reflect on their past, present and maybe even the future. I have the same values as I had when I was in my teens, twenties, thirties, but I have different beliefs and understanding of my surroundings and even those same values. That is how I saw Sebastian as I read this book.

Not to spoil the book for anyone wh
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David Zerangue
This would have been a 2.5 star rating if half stars were allowed.

I found this book to be very challenging to appreciate. Aldous Huxley was a highly intelligent individual and I have enjoyed other works of his. But this one really missed. There were elements of the novel that reminded me why I enjoy reading his works, but there were so many other aspects of this novel that I found overly difficult. I felt I needed to be a scholar to appreciate this novel. By the time the reader reaches the end o
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Scott
Apr 07, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Huxley was deep into his mystical phase by the time he wrote this, 1945, and there’s a heavy didactic strain to the novel – while it starts as something of a social satire, by the ending it’s become pretty close to a straightforward essay, masquerading as the notebook of one of the characters. So it’s an excellent presentation of his views on religion and mysticism, though there’s no mention of psychedelics at this point, presumably he hadn’t yet begun his explorations there. And his biting sens ...more
Troy Alexander
Dec 30, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Extremely clever (above my head, in places) and wonderfully written. I did find myself thinking, at times, "just get on with it", as I do find Huxley rather verbose but, nevertheless, this is still a very engaging and thought-provoking book.
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Momina Masood
And suddenly he knew these recovered figments of himself for what they so shamefully were; knew them for mere clots and disintegrations, for mere absences of light, mere untransparent privations, nothingness that had to be annihilated, had to be held up into incandescence, considered and understood and then repudiated, annihilated to make place for the beauty, the knowledge, the bliss.

I wasn’t at all prepared for Huxley and had no inkling what this book was going to be about. In my college libra
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Leoniepeonie
Finally putting this bad boi to bed. Big fat DNF.
Ant
Sep 10, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This novel was written just prior to the publication of the Perennial philosophy, his essay on the mystical. Reading this leaves no doubt that the direction his writing was taking was very personal & closely following his own spiritual evolution. In fact, 'Time Must Have a Stop' could almost have been written as a prelude to where he was to take his audience with his future essays. While his last major novel, 'Eyeless In Gaza', if we are to jump frog 'After a many Summer', left the protagonist a ...more
Gee
May 06, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Having once tried to commence Brave New World, which I found difficult to get into, I approached another Huxley novel with a little trepidation. But I found myself enjoying Time Must Have a Stop. It's setting, period and characters reminded me a little of Somerset Maugham which gave me some comfort and familiarity. But overall this was an engaging story of religious or spiritual belief, an impression of the afterlife and the nature of the system of life that was society between the wars (Time wa ...more
Liza
As mentioned by others, this is not for those who are looking for a story or a plot to dive into. This is philosophy through and through. I expected that when I started it, which is probably why I was so satisfied with it.

With that in mind, Huxley let's you into his mind in a way very very few have the bravery or depth to do. Yes, he is verbose and he can't seem to bring his lingual genius down to the layman's level-- but I love that about him as well. If you can get through it, if you really t
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Scott
Dec 31, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: classics
This book is quite powerful; culminating, throughout all of Sebastian's learnings and goings-on, in the true essence of the results of actions. Through Bruno's teachings on the ancestors and descendants of an action, good or bad, and through the actual results of Sebastian's choices, what was seemingly trivial proved that nothing is truly trivial. Sebastian moved on from a "simple poet", albeit extremely gifted, to a true philosopher of his time, giving each action a thorough discourse of its ex ...more
Clinton Smith
Dec 12, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Huxley is now best known for his 'Brave New World' dystopia. And that is well. His other books are amusing, erudite fiction. Huxley, however had an abiding interest in arcane philosophies and 'Time Must Have a Stop' is one of his most interesting books. It is an attempt - imbued with Huxley's inevitable wit - to explore beyond death. An attempt that demonstrates insight and considerable philosophical inquiry. Highly recommended. ...more
David
Oct 19, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ap-literature
The only Aldous Huxley novel I have read aside from Brave New World. Huxley manages to blend philosophy, theology, a novel of class, and a coming of age novel (with a dash of mysticism) into a provocative and engaging story.
Brittny Holt
Jul 13, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Beautifully written, this book is a wonderful display of Huxley's true command of the language. It is a refreshing thought provoker; a satire of the conventions of the world, as well as a relateable variation on the coming-of-age story. ...more
Falyn Owens
Jun 20, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Update: I've been forced to read this book twice, and it still failed to intrigue me.

I'm simply not a fan of this author, and after forcing myself to read two books by him, I've determined that's okay.
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Beth
May 04, 2009 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I really tried to like this book. While I did think many parts/quotes were clever, I found the oveall book to be too verbose.
Michael Chance
Dec 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Huxley regarded this book as his most successful attempt at dealing with philosophical themes in the novel form. I would agree partially... It is quite astonishing the depth and breadth of ideas that he manages to discuss. Perhaps it would be a better novel if he’d held back a little, but we’d be poorer if that were the case.

This book is not really a novel; it sets out as a novel before disintegrating and deconstructing the form, and this is its great success. The book begins as a human comedy,
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Cláudia
Dec 26, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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“My mind is so busy thinking about values that I don't have time to experience them.”
One night I was out with friends, and for some reason we started talking about books, one of my friends told me he had discovered the writing of Aldous Huxley and loved everything he had read until that moment, so that memory stayed with me, until a few months later, when I went to the book fair, and saw "Time Must Have a Stop" by that same author, I was intrig
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Der Kosmonaut
May 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Huxley was the greatest Modernist literary philosopher. Time Must Have a Stop is breathtaking not only for the brilliance of Huxley's writing but for its exposition of the contradictions of 20th century political philosophy.
Written during the closing year of World War 2 and published in 1945, 'Time Must Have A Stop' is brutal examination of the various philosophies of Humanism, Liberalism, Socialism and Communism. Huxley was a decade ahead of the Existential philosophers who were still left bewi
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Michael Schiaparelli
This book is hard to summarize...
Sure, it’s about the different ways (for better or worse) that Sebastian’s emotionally distant father, his aesthete uncle and his accidental mentor, Bruno, all influence his spiritual and emotional development.
But a surrogate mother figure, an older lover, and an ersatz sister/admirer all also affect who Sebastian is - and who he becomes.
More importantly, I think, it is really about truth and beauty and the unexpected damage that seemingly inconsequential lies
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L. Toh
Feb 13, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It is a coming of age story. The story is straightforward but not the contents, which is scholastic and full of intellectual and philosophical reflections about humanity and society. Characterization of the protagonist, Sebastian Barnack with his pretty looks, cynism and self-centredness as a seventeen-year-old is well portrayed. He is on bad terms with his socialist father, John Barnack who is a barrister. He escapes to Florence to be with his uncle, Eustace who lives a hedonistic lifestyle to ...more
Denise
Aug 05, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My expectations were low based on past reviews. I liked it! It’s very wordy which meant I was using the dictionary often. That’s not really a bad thing. I learned a lot. The story was pretty good and had unexpected turns. Chapter XXX or The Epilogue was in a nutshell the author’s beliefs expressed through the main character. That was fine since I’m interested in it but seemed as though it didn’t fit well with the rest. All in all I’m glad I read it. Enjoyed it more than his other books I’ve read ...more
Joseph Reilly
Oct 16, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed the majority of this book. It is a philosophical coming of age story dealing with a plethora of issues including death, sex and politics. The characters are extremely dynamic and relatable and the writing is superior in every aspect including piles of ten dollar words. I did find the ending rushed and straying from the narrative but even so It is a very good book.
Lucija
Feb 16, 2021 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I love character focused books but i just couldnt connect with any of them. They were horrible - selfish and arrogant. Sebastian (the main charachter) was trying to hard to look smart he just looked stupid. The autor also writes too much but says little. It was just not good.
Jay Hanmer
The plot is believable and charming though not compelling. The tail-end is presumably a delve into Huxley's personal philosophy, which I found interesting and would have read on its own. ...more
Matthew Borgh
Sep 04, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: a 90 year old faggot
Being an American, I couldn't understand it. Maybe someone born in that F****** town could explain it to me? ...more
Breana Menzel
Literally the same book as Sentimental Education
Jenny Paul
Jul 13, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
beautifully written, but a bit of a chore to get through.
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Aldous Leonard Huxley was an English writer and one of the most prominent members of the famous Huxley family. He spent the latter part of his life in the United States, living in Los Angeles from 1937 until his death in 1963. Best known for his novels and wide-ranging output of essays, he also published short stories, poetry, travel writing, and film stories and scripts. Through his novels and es ...more

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