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Bloß ein Língshān
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His essays and travel memoirs, like Raga, are different from the other fictional work he wrote during that time, unfortunately. If you liked Terra Amata, you might as well keep up with the nouveau roman phase. Though, since you own Revolutions, I'd say give it a shot. It's not as mythic, but it is dyed with sadness and nostalgia: those are common themes of myths!

Fever is a short-story collection. Not the biggest fan, but the writing is strong. The ludic typography/addressing his readers/experimental techniques aren't present, however (if I recall). Flood has a bizarrely boring beginning, which he tends to do almost as a 'yes, i am intelligent, i shall show my acuity and how well i write, conforming to your standards, then i'll write how i deign, and this will be my shield.' Looking back, the structure of the novel, with that introduction, is meant to be a hot tidal wave, with the deluge of emotions hitting you at the end, when you figure out what's happened (not that it isn't too difficult to guess). Terra Amata is super fun; there's even a portion written in sign language. I have War, Voyages de l'autre côté, and Flights waiting on the shelves.
Edited by Bloß ein Língshān, Nov 30 2015, 11:14 AM.
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