Schopenhauer's Telescope: A Novel by Gerard Donovan
By Gerard Donovan
Publish 12 months note: First released in 2003
In an unnamed eu village, in the course of a civil battle, one guy digs whereas one other watches over him. Slowly, they start to speak. Over the process the afternoon, because the snow falls and truckloads of villagers are corralled within the subsequent box, we find why they're there--not simply who they're but additionally how sinister occasions within the state have led them to be separated by means of a deepening grave, and why the historical past of civilization is inseparable from the background of mass violence.
Beautifully written, with a poet's eye for aspect coupled with a chilling and compelling narrative force, Schopenhauer's Telescope is present within the most sensible sense--no skinny allegory of today's conflicts, yet a impressive try and make paintings out of the brutality of life.
The haunting novel Schopenhauer's Telescope ...[is] some of the most strange novels of the year...The impact is pulse-quickening and bad, as if we've been strength marched via a subject park of gruesome monsters. - Newsday
Man Booker Prize Nominee for Longlist (2003)
Kerry team Irish Fiction Award (2004)
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C. for a concert. " Linnet heard herself giggling and swallowed the sound. Am I getting drunk? She decided she should have consumed more dinner or less wine. "Tell that to Robin. She thought I spoiled Dee anyway, but that's what aunts are for, right? " "She didn't like the idea very much, but it was either that or keep up the daily screaming matches with a rebellious teenager. Deanna behaved for me—usually. " "Mom agreed with that. " "He'd died the year before. " She picked up the bottle and found it empty.
The blue-haired girl had vanished. Chapter 6 «^» Aware that she had little hope of finding one person who'd faded into the crowd in the terminal, Linnet hurried back to the car-rental counter. She debated whether to tell Max about the futile chase. She decided not to mention the incident, at least for now. After all, she wasn't sure of the girl's identity. The panicked flight didn't mean much. Who wouldn't run if a strange woman started chasing her? Linnet irritably squelched a voice in the back of her mind that hinted she was withholding information from Max only because his own secretiveness annoyed her.
She had to suck air into her lungs before she could speak. " "I won't," came the muffled reply. " She obeyed. When she turned toward the bed again, Max flung off the sheet and sat up. Linnet didn't look away quickly enough. She wasn't sure whether to be disappointed or relieved when she saw the navy blue running shorts he'd slept in. They revealed more than enough—lean hips, muscular legs that went on forever, and a discreet bulge under the cloth. Her nipples tingled. Painfully aware of her reaction, she blushed hotly and fled from the room.