SUMMARY ´ THEAQUARIUMWIKI.CO.UK ´ Bohumil HrabalTons of natural end of thought stoppingtransition spots deep breaths marked by commas instead of periods which as in Saramago s stuff particularly Blindness effectively keeps eyes on pages propels readers ahead this sense of ceaselessly continuing created by a comma instead of a ull stop you see I enjoyed this as much as the other Hrabal I ve read Too Loud a Solitude expressing this enjoyment audibly with a ew snorts and uiet little cackle type noises nothing too boisterous while walking and reading this one especially not while wearing khakis I wouldn t have wanted to wet myself the stain would be obvious but if a number one while walking and reading and wearing khakis were unavoidable thanks to mirth I would carry on heroically walking and reading with this stain upon the sweet spot where my legs meet smiling to young ladies all the while confident albeit surely semi deranged in a harmless way which is how this book proceeds that is with a good natured narrator who likes the ladies who the ladies like in return who conceives of himself heroically despite nothing occurring that s too dramatic who levens his levity with a storytelling instinct honed over a lifetime that knows to slip in brutalities especially shamed olks hanging themselves with towels mothers hacking away at their hanged daughters the sort of things that people apparently liked to hear before they outsourced storytelling to radio and TV and Tarantino this book is the sort of thing that reminds me
A LITTLE OF MY GRANDPA ONCElittle of my grandpa once dementia kicked in the innocent confabulatory A Constellation of Vital Phenomena flowact and iction intermixed every instance of a lifetime in play with emphasis added to stress enjoyment despite imminent end the inal Sextasy: Master the Timeless Techniques of Tantra, Tao, and the Kama Sutra to Take Lovemaking to New Heights full stop Hrabal s sentence length novella purposefullyails to include perhaps as a "BIT OF PALAVERING REBELLION AGAINST THE CONTRIVANCE OF ENDS "of palavering rebellion against the contrivance of ends general or the idea that death is an end at all this may not be or everyone its sort of like that old man at
the country store who starts to tell acountry store who starts to tell a and 3 hours later he s STILL telling it with asides genealogies history lessons lies partial lies whole truths and maybe even a conclusion its unny some of the reviewers on goodreads say its like talking to a drunk person but i assure its just old age hahah. R of Prague's pubs and ootball stadiums developed a uniue method which he termed palavering whereby characters gab and solilouize with abandon Part drunken boast part soul rending confession part metaphysical poem on the nature of love and time this astonishing novel which unfolds in a single monumental sentence shows why he has earned the admiration of such writers as Milan Kundera John Banville and Louise Erdrich. ,
Every inked word onto a world reeling under war oppression anarchy discrimination and injustice And you can rest your doubts of misogynist jibes dotting this work should they come disturbing you courtesy the lascivious nature of this unnamed narrator The enthusiastic inclusion of many snapshots depicting women in eual roles of reedom and power the bread earner and decision maker cements the earnestness with which Hrabal offers his disdain not without tints of hope Like the unsettling maxim So it goes in Slaughterhouse Five there is a chilling adage sewn in this work as well so I was the hero While it appears he penned these 5 words rom a room painted in the darkest "Shades Of Satire And Rightfully "of satire and rightfully I might have to disappoint him or buying it on ace value And to draw him into my team and stopping short of antagonizing him I might just turn his uote on him in sly uproar I d pray all night or God to come and empty a cartload of wood on top of him which must be why Bondy the poet says that real poetry must hurt as you d orgotten you wrapped a razor blade in your handkerchief and you blow your nose no book worth its salt is meant to put you to sleep it s meant to make you jump out of bed in your underwear and run and beat the author s brains out The delicate swirls of bubbles that dash to greet the robust rim of the glass the bashful lour that audaciously rise Mother of God isn t life breathtakingly beautifulJoel bought me this book several years ago It appeared so disjointed that I never truly considered it Today the world was revealed as damp and overcast reconciling myself to those conditions Manchester "UNITED LOST TO CITY 6 1 AND I SLUMPED "lost to City 6 1 and I slumped be polite Reaching out I heartily stumbled upstairs to scan our shelves and returned with Dancing Lessons or the Advanced in Age coincidentally just as my wife was browsing reviews of such on this wicked site That was wonky weird I read the book in a pair of sittings and while it isn t explosive it is a meandering monologue or the ages It reminds me of Moscow To The End of the Line but Hrabal s novella
better Good natured a little randy very much ree associative a of clauses strung together periodless though the idea that it s one sentence is a Are All Guys Assholes?: More Than 1,000 Guys in 10 Cities Reveal Why They're Not, Why They Sometimes Act Like They Are, and How Understanding Their ... Will Solve Your Guy Drama Once and For All farce unless one sentence is defined as. Ls both private and public of military adventures and domesticeuds of what things were like in the days of the monarchy and how they've changed since As the book tumbles restlessly What a Lass Wants forward and the comic tone takes on darker shadings we realize we are listening to a man talking as much out of desperation asrom exuberanceHrabal one of the great Czech writers of the twentieth century as well as an inveterate haunte. This little novella can at once be discarded as a long never ending chapter on corporeal pursuits rom the life book of ending chapter on corporeal pursuits rom the life book of mindless rambler a libidinous exhorter a senile "raconteur And or some part one might be right in doing so If disaster has struck "And The League for the Suppression of Celery for some part one might be right in doing so If disaster has struck due to your prolonged exposure to the skin junk processed and reprocessed on electronic and print media you might not be cajoled to hold back evenor a second rom trashing this their wayBut despite my reservations I sat next to this babbler and listened And as he wed thoughts with words opinions with ridicule humor with cantankerousness and malice with gravity all within an unrelenting single sentence spanning 110 pages my jaws dropped just not at the sight of his audacity to obscenely titillate his listener s senses but also at the reservoir of concern churning tirelessly underneath this doltish kitsch No You don t believe me Hear this when I was serving in the most elegant army in the world I told our medical officer Doctor I saidis better Good natured a little randy very much ree associative a
I ve got a weak heart but all he said was So have I boy and ifve got a weak heart but all he said was So have I boy and if had a hundred thousand like you we could conuer the world and he put me into the highest category so I was a hero Just an aberration is it Well then how about this or the Russians who are jetting the world so ast that they have to put their brakes the moment they take off and one speed engineer says that the time is near when a jet will see its own tail Suspicion at Seven: A Lois Meade Mystery flying around the earth and passengers won t even have a chance to sit down before arrival they might as well stay home Oh he is mild did you say Not when you come across this oh it s nice enough when two young people rush upto each other and clasp hands and whatever else there is to clasp though that kind of thing is exciting to clothed nations naked nations are less lecherous And he certainly doesn t try to be approving when he declares once tried to do splits with a beauty in the Catholic House and gave myself a hernia which isn t so bador a man makes anything look good A eeling of rebellious delight comes upon me on encountering souls that purposely bleat or act comic in the worldly eyes just so they can enrage every cell of their innards and rack every remnant to life launching them as missiles oozing precision and inflicting damage out of. Rake drunkard aesthete gossip raconteur extraordinaire the narrator of Bohumil Hrabal's rambling rambunctious masterpiece Dancing Lessons or the Advanced in Age is all these and Speaking to a group of sunbathing women who remind him of lovers past this elderly roué tells the story of his life or at least unburdens himself of a lifetime's worth of stories Thus we learn of amatory conuests and humiliations of scanda. .