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This simple love story was made complicated by the highly intellectual and somewhat spiritual gift of the narrator to disconnect him self from the human race. Thus allowing him to grasp the true disintegration of humanity. He projects the world (several countries named) as one, where intellect, ignorance and deceit know no class.
A not too detailed story though detailed enough. Commanding a good sense of humour and constant intrigue. From a suicidal plot in the mining district of Yorkshire to traveling with suitcases packed by someone issuing false documents!
At times the reader is faced with folds of stories with parables within, (a few of which I have picked out for my children as bed time tales!) keeping the reader awake. Needless to say, this is no bedtime book.
Mind you, feminist readers will have to bear up with the bit of woman bashing done in the first few pages by the narrator/main character. Be tolerant, skip a few pages if necessary but don't miss a great book! He is just a hurt individual, hurt by women, by society and it's treacherous promises. All this, left him a broken man feeling sorry for and ashamed of himself. In the end he truly did love and respect at least two of the women surrounding him. He even succumbed to a dog!
Actually, if I had the authority I would most definitely recommend this book as reading material to GCSE level students of Britain, Ireland and Brazil. It is a book which creates questions hence the ability to provoke unending discussions on topics of educational value: From poverty to ethics among others. Then again, educational authority will not approve the promotion of falsifying passports!
Quite deserving of a sequel however!
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