Of the classical visual aids to help the reader follow what was going on Again why An attempt to be different from your run of the mill novel Finally there is not a single
*sympathetic person in *person in book Mistler is a cold manipulative man Lina is ready to sell her body for photo assignments Mistler s wife is described as borderline unbalanced His father s mistress seemed a lovely woman but she pops up only now and then in short anecdotes Bottom line a meandering book that managed very successfully to avoid any meaningful description of a man coming to terms with his mortality It s not asy for me to give a low rating to something by an able and critically respected novelist I had no trouble reading the book which was strong on Venice atmosphere choes of Mann It is in the mold of Maruand and Auchincloss both of whom I read with affection yet leaves a bitter taste very unlike the work of the other twoAs "You Will Know From Other Reviews The Book Is About "will know from other reviews the book is about successful New York ad man in his arly 60s born to wealth He has just been told he has cancer that has invaded the liver and has chosen not to try chemo What he decides to do then is not a triumph of the human spiritThere are some really moving pages in which he drafts a letter to his adult son a grad student in California who is not alienated from him but with whom he would like a deeper relationship The rest is kind of tawdry I did not see any nobility in his nd of life plans only selfishness and despair. Nedig Dort will r seinen Abschied inszenieren sich in letztes Mal dem Leben in die Arme werfen sich mit seiner Jugendliebe in iner amour fou vergesse. Out of the four books I have read by him I like this one the least Of course this is the one that won all the awards Go figure A like this one the least Of course this is the one that won all the awards Go figure A dry but interestingeasy read for anyone interesting in writing Mistler s Exit is a short book about a powerful New York adman who had just learned he has terminal cancer It s beautifully written Definitely the point of view of a rich powerful man which is interesting to me because it s so other Enjoyable "I Read This Book Because I Had Heard Good Things " read this book because I had heard good things this author but I have to say that I don t understand the point of this bookHere s the story Mistler a 60 something director of an advertising agency is told that he has liver cancer and has about 6 months to live He decides not to fight it Instead of telling his wife or son he takes off for Venice What xactly he hopes to do there is not clear but we can assume that he wanted to spend a few days in a favorite spot before his condition became too ugly Waiting for him in his hotel suite is Lina a young photographer he d met once in NYC Stalker like she had followed him to Venice apparently with the hope of getting some photo assignments from his ad agency Mistler and Lina start a short lived fling that is remarkably devoid of romance passsion or pleasure and that "has the reader wondering why Mistler ven bothers Inbetween some crude descriptions of sexual acts the reader is "the reader wondering why Mistler One Ticket To Texas even bothers Inbetween some crude descriptions of sexual acts the reader is suddenly treated to high falutin discourses on the art and history of Venice There are also. Thomas Mistlerin Mann in den frühen Sechzigern bekommt vom Arzt den schrecklichen Befund mitgeteilt Krebs Und daß Helpmate er nur nochin paar Wochen höchs.
FREE READ Mistler's ExitSome thoughts about Mistler s relationship with his wife after he found she d cheated on him with a co founder of the agency he bullied her mercilessly his son alienated his father idolized him and various and sundry There are also some highly technical "phone calls to nyc that have to do "calls to NYC that have to do the fact that he is trying to sell his ad agency On page 167 out of a 206 page book he meets an old crush so we have sexual
*speculation and somewhere *And somewhere the very nd it appears that the love of his life was actually his father s mistress The last pages of the book are probably intended to be highly symbolic in the sense that Mistler spends good money on a small boat that he will never use with a reference to the obol and Chiron the ferryman who ferried the dead souls to the underworld in ancient mythologyI read the whole book because I figured that sooner or later this book would make sense to me But it didn t Was the alternation between crude sexual terms and references to high culture intended to underline how complex Mistler is Is the purchase of xpensive chandeliers for his old love intended to be a gesture of reconciliation I didn t get it There were lots of strange descriptions like that sleepless whisper page 175 Do whispers very sleep Do colorless green ideas sleep furiously The book also had the typographical peculiarity that there were no uotation marks or lines so that the text went from description to person A speaking to person B speaking without any. Tens in halbes Jahr zu leben hat Mistler verschweigt seiner Familie die Lage und reist – vorgeblich für Black British Cultural Studies: A Reader ein paar Tage – in das von ihm geliebte Ve.