Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Alain Robbe-Grillet - La Jalousie

"according to the dictionary... novel (noun): a fictitious prose narrative of book length, typically representing character and action with some degree of realism.

if, as the new york times puts it, this represents the 'new novel,' i'd much prefer the backs of shampoo bottles and shaving cream cans that keep me company while on the toilet."

"I've been meaning to read this for years, but have been put off by how boring it sounds. Well, now I've read it and it was as boring as I imagined"

"reads more like a movie script for a shitty boring movie for shitheads"

"Robbe-Grillet seems to be going out of his way to write extremely boring, dead prose (think Camus, Flaubert)"

"This is by far the most confounding book we have happened upon during our college careers ... We left this book feeling dumber than when we started."

"sucks, boring writing based on obsolete philosophical theories"

"From the technical perspective, sure, it's probably a masterpiece. But it's impossible to enjoy, unless you get pleasure from thinking about a novel"

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