At seventy-three, Herz is facing an increasingly bewildering world. He cannot see his place in it or even work out what to do with his final years. Questions and misunderstandings haunt Herz like old ghosts. Should he travel, sell his flat, or propose marriage to a friend he has not seen in thirty years? The letters he writes and does not send and the passers-by he encounters remind him how out of touch he is, how detached from the modern world. Yet Herz believes that he must do something, only he doesn't know what this next big thing in life should be...
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Would be stronger as a novella
I have read Brookner before and like her. I was looking forward to another blend of erudite description and wry insights. That is indeed here, but along with too much filler and repeat.
No. There are great sections of this book that I'd certainly share. But I cannot recommend the entire book.
Fine performance, but brooske for brusque was comical.