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Louis Begley Å 7 REVIEWThis is a bit dry and unemotional for a man who has just received news of his imminent death yet the emotions hover underneath his veneer as a wealthy successful businessman Good for those who like to read about the lives of the elite Overall well written Mistler s Exit is a short book about a owerful
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is interesting to me because it s so other Enjoyable PS3552E373M57interesting to me because it s so other Enjoyable PS3552E373M57 authorAd man in Venicesee About Schmidt etc It s not easy 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 echoes 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 a successful New York ad man in his early 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 #to try chemo What he decides to do then is not a triumph of human spiritThere are some really moving ages 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 end of life lans only selfishness and despair As usual I enjoyed this book like others he has written although I cannot really identify with the characters similar to how I felt about Memories of a Marriage A little dry but interestingeasy read for anyone interesting in writing Begley loves to write about the 60 Genocide of One plus year old man usually of considerable means getting it on with a 25 year old girl He does it in the first two Schmidt books and he doe. Thomas Mistler ein Mann in den frühen Sechzigern bekommt vom Arzt den schrecklichen Befund mitgeteilt Krebs Und daß er nur noch einaar Wochen höchs. S it here in Mistler s Exit His other enchant is
to chat in considerable detail about business deals or legal cases or real estate His characters arechat in considerable detail about business deals or legal cases or real estate His characters are time materialists who robably vote Republican but who are nice enough so that you can t tell They are used
to dinner arties and servants and olo and the club They e I read this book because Idinner arties and servants and New Cutting Edge Elementary Students' Book polo and the club They e I read this book because I heard good things about this author but I have to say that I don t understand theoint 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 exactly 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 Meditation Express: Stress Relief in 60 Seconds Flat photographer he d met once in NYC Stalker like she had followed him to Venice apparently with the hope of getting somehoto assignments from his ad agency Mistler and Lina start a short lived fling that is remarkably devoid of romance asssion or leasure and that has the reader wondering why Mistler even bothers Inbetween some crude descriptions of sexual acts the reader is then suddenly treated to high falutin discourses on the art and history of Venice There are also some 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 Challenged by Love E-Boxed Set phone calls to NYC that have to do with the fact that he is trying to sell his ad agency Onage 167 out of a 206 Communicating With Animals : The Spiritual Connection Between People and Animals page book he meets an old crush so we have sexual speculation And somewhere towards the very end it appears that the love of his life was actually. Tens ein halbes Jahr zu leben hat Mistler verschweigt seiner Familie die Lage und reist – vorgeblich für einaar Tage – in das von ihm geliebte Ve. His father s mistress The last Robot Programming pages of the book arerobably 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 TheChiron the ferryman who ferried the 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 urchase of expensive 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 age 175 Do whispers every sleep
Do Colorless Green Ideas Sleep Furiously Thecolorless green ideas sleep furiously The also had the typographical Our Fake Relationship peculiarity that there were no uotation marks or lines so that the text went from description toerson A speaking to erson B speaking without any 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 erson in the book Mistler is a cold manipulative man Lina is ready to sell her body for The Crown photo assignments Mistler s wife is described as borderline unbalanced His father s mistress seemed a lovely woman but sheops 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 #line a meandering book that managed very successfully to avoid any meaningful description of a man coming to with his mortality I read this book mainly because it was set in VeniceHowever I found it rather dry although the idea of how Mistler dealt with a terminal diagnosis was unusualHis life didn t seem to have much meaning 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 figur. Nedig Dort will er seinen Abschied inszenieren sich ein letztes Mal dem Leben in die Arme werfen sich mit seiner Jugendliebe in einer amour fou vergesse.