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Often when one reads a book that addresses profound topics such as 'What's the point of it all?' one can end up auditioning for Pseuds Corner. This novel is undoubtedly idiosyncratic in style and content, yet steered well clear of such pretension.
It is a painful, melancholic and challenging read yet one I would want to re-visit (and there aren't too many books one can say that about). Packed with imagery yet a short-ish book with over 80 chapters that allows easy digestion.