Currently Reading: A Little Life

Never has a book taken me so long to read, I’m not even sure if I like it yet.

It’s a strange position to be in as a reader. I don’t want to stop reading because I need to know what happens, but at the same time I don’t want to know. A Little Life is so well written, so intelligent, and I wish I cared as much as I did with A Secret History. As much as I love Donna Tartt, A Little Life surpasses it in the quality of prose.

I have a feeling this book is going to blow my mind, and I’ll never want to read it again.

‘”Video, ergo est,” said Laurence, suddenly. I see therefore it is. He smiled. “And that’s exactly what applied math is. But pure math is more”-he thought again-“Imaginor, ergo est.”

I never been so in love with prose.

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Adovy
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@nomoreparades I really want to start that but its just sooo big.

Connie
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This sounds like an extremely captivating book!

I sometimes find prose to be a bit in the romantic side but I do enjoy them time to time.

Violet
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I started it but got side-tracked. I don’t think I was as impressed with the narrative as other people seem to be. I liked the writing, but I don’t know if I want to spend so much time with those characters.

Jenny @ Reading the End
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How far in are you? I HAVE MANY THOUGHTS.

Kya
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It sounds like an interestingly (partially frustrating) ride. I hope that when you reach the end, that you will really love it.

Charlie
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Sounds like you should just keep trundling along until you’ve finished :) It does seem worth it.