Not many books warrant a second reading...,
Von Ein Kunde
Rezension bezieht sich auf: The Intuitionist (Gebundene Ausgabe)But I'll shelve this one and wait until I've forgotten about it beforehitting it again.
Like many of you, I heard about this book on an NPR review - which may be the best barometer of books that will be worth my while reading. This book may be like old REM lyrics ... plow too deeply into any one thread of the words and you run the risk of getting off track.
For me, the black/white story was clear and simple enough and well-told ... Lila Mae's stuggle to advance as a black woman in a white male world was deftly told without excessive harangue (sp?).
As for the Empiricist/Intuitionist superplot, I felt like it was ornate decoration that helped tell the story, buut was never meant to take the place of the story on the surface. Why elevators? Maybe like the reviewer above, Whitehead was fascinated with them? Why deep philosophy about elevator inspection? Maybe a metaphor about faith set in the otherwise faithless world the author's created.