Maxwell's Reviews > Satin Island
I understand why people don't like this book that much, but I don't completely understand people who hate it. I mean, at some points there is nothing that exceptional. But at others it delivers these moments of clarity and insight that I have never seen put down in words before. And the connected nature of the storytelling and what U. as a narrator is examining was incredibly interesting and thought-provoking. He's not a particularly interesting character, though. He has virtually no personality which really allows you to just absorb his thoughts and notes with a sort of objective understanding. I found it, for such a short book, to be quite insightful and still leave me with questions of my own to ponder. I don't think it's award worthy, but there's something to it that's re-examining fiction, narrative, the world, these really big concepts, in a fresh way.
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September 25, 2015 – Started Reading
September 25, 2015 – Shelved
September 25, 2015 – Shelved as: man-booker
September 25, 2015 – Shelved as: kindle
September 25, 2015 – Shelved as: 2015
September 25, 2015 –6.77% "I hear such mixed things about this one. Some overwhelmingly negative, others enthusiastic and positive. So we will see where I fall in that spectrum."
September 25, 2015 –30.73% "A few thoughts: after having just finished The People in the Trees this is especially fascinating (the anthropological aspects); I love the strong imagery, the oil spill, the city streets and rollerbladers; and I'm enjoying the interconnected nature of it all."
September 25, 2015 – Finished Reading