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The Volcano Lover: A Romance (Penguin Modern Classics) Kindle Edition
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- ASIN : B00BQ4NI1W
- Publisher : Penguin (29 May 2013)
- Language : English
- File size : 2835 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 380 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: #795,358 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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The volcano lures us with its incandescent show, smothers us with emotion (‘romance’) and then leaves us with the cold, inert detritus: the collectible lava rocks that are framed at the beginning of each chapter, as I recall. I’m sure I’d have had a lot of fun reading the book with this insight, but alas it dawned on me too late. At least I can now see it’s of a piece with Sontag’s other works of social commentary.
Three stars because its meaning was (to me) too opaque, and as a result it was too long.
The author's intimidating intelligence and narrative mastery pervades the entire text, transforming its reading into an extremelly enjoyable learning and literary experience