I finished it. The only passage that ever roused the slightest interest was Matho dying before Salaambo.
I think this is a book one has to be prepared for. I will probably enjoy it more if I ever reread it. As you remarked, it is long on description, exoticism and lushness. It begs a lot of visualization. I did, occasionally, try to make more of an effort, but I could never sustain it for long. Perhaps it's the sort of book I need to read in short sittings, but these days I have less time for secondary reading.
You got caught up in the ending. I think I had more or less checked out by the time I got to the last third. I just wanted to finish and read something else.
Message Thread | This response ↓
« Back to index