READ ☆ The Floating Opera and The End of the Road


REVIEW The Floating Opera and The End of the Road

READ ☆ The Floating Opera and The End of the Road æ The Floating Opera and The End Of The Road are John Barth's first two novels  Their relationship to each other is evident not only in their ribald subject matter but in the eccentric characters and bitterly humorous tone of the narratives  Both concern strange consuming loveAld subject matter but in the eccentric characters and bitterly humorous tone of the narratives  Both concern strange consuming love triangles. Barth's first two novels in a single editionThe Floating OperaFor a first novel this book has everything love in the trenches a best buddy who shares his hot wife a suicide an attempted suicide a failed mass murder a minstrel show fortunes gained fortunes lost he really packed it inOur protagonist is a bit of a nihilist exposed to all kinds of traumas his PTSD expresses itself as an aloof attitude and philosophy towards life as well as physical ailments that torment him for years Eventually he realizes he can pull the plug on the whole show and then decides well maybe yes maybe no maybe maybeThe only thing missing from this book was an ending I guess you can't have it allThe End of the RoadShould I stay or should I go nowJake has issues with decision making meets a uack gets a job meets the proto EST member in the form of co worker Joe accidentally fucks his wife then works against the clock to prevent a suicide And again an unsatisfying ending but then it was only his second bookA few years ago I tried and failed to read Barth's Giles Goat Boy These two novels are a much better reading experience than GG B take my word for it

The Floating Opera and The End of the RoadAld subject matter but in the eccentric characters and bitterly humorous tone of the narratives  Both concern strange consuming love triangles. Barth's first two novels in a single editionThe Floating OperaFor a first novel this book has everything love in the trenches a best buddy who shares his hot wife a suicide an attempted suicide a failed mass murder a minstrel show fortunes gained fortunes lost he really packed it inOur protagonist is a bit of a nihilist exposed to all kinds of traumas his PTSD expresses itself as an aloof attitude and philosophy towards life as well as physical ailments that torment him for years Eventually he realizes he can pull the plug on the whole show and then decides well maybe yes maybe no maybe maybeThe only thing missing from this book was an ending I guess you can't have it allThe End of the RoadShould I stay or should I go nowJake has issues with decision making meets a uack gets a job meets the proto EST member in the form of co worker Joe accidentally fucks his wife then works against the clock to prevent a suicide And again an unsatisfying ending but then it was only his second bookA few years ago I tried and failed to read Barth's Giles Goat Boy These two novels are a much better reading experience than GG B take my word for it

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The Floating Opera and The End of the Road ´ The Floating Opera and The End Of The Road are John Barth's first two novels  Their relationship to each other is evident not only in their rib. I read these two books in college and had the opportunity to meet John Barth at a book signing in the mid eighties He looked like a good author should blazing eyes etc I told him I loved the two books so much He said I wrote those when I was just about your age It would be interesting to see if you liked them so much in twenty years Then I told him I was going to read The Sot Weed Factor next He said Don't waste your time on of my books there are too many good ones out there to read READ Ö PLANTHIREINBATH.CO.UK ↠ John Barth

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John Barth ↠ 1 READ And the destructive effect of an overactive intellect on the emotions  Separately they give two very different views of a universal human drama. Before the famous definitively postmodern novels Barth began his career with these two short works I'd classify both as existentialist comic novels but the second is of both and to my taste They are both about love triangles and both narrated by smart amoral characters the first cavalier and cruel the second an enigma to himself and us It is very funny and dry somewhat reminiscent of Walker Percy There are philosophical underpinnings but they are not tiresome nor inherent to the plot; there is a good story in both cases and Barth's sophisticated mannered prose has deservedly put him among American fiction's upper echelons