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A lot of starts but no finish,
Rezension bezieht sich auf: All That Is (Gebundene Ausgabe)
First of all I liked reading this book. As already written elsewhere it's like a string of stories covering the life of the main character and a few of his friends. The characters are well introduced & described but since the author jumps from one to another reading is less easy in the beginning.
What it lacked in my eyes was depth. The purpose in life for the persons gets not realy clear and the relations with women are a bit shallow. As a consequence the book and its characters drift along through time and let the persons appear less real. Many relationships start happily (especially the sexual part) but than develop no further and breake off (sometimes without convincing explanation, except the one below).
What puzzled me is the impression that the author treats his characters like the god of the old testament (or the greek gods that envy happy humans) in pushing them into deep sorrows and catastrophic events like Hiob was treated once they have reached a most happy state.