I was interested in the reality/non-reality theme; I copied out some quotes.
"misguided belief that reality is everywhere"
"the ghosts are like men."
"must be very careful not to mix up truth and lies, reality and fiction"
"for men, the apparent is more important than the real"
Why does Patri jump? For the reasons in her story? Boredom with the family.
What is all the 'real men' business?
Do the ghosts manifest because Patri wants to die?
I've also finished Dr. Glas which I enjoyed quite well. This year is shaping up better than the last one. Ghosts is the least enjoyable of these three, and it's not bad. The other Aira novel I read, An Incident in the Life of a Landscape Painter was nicer.
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