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Mistler's ExitE passsion or pleasure and

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has the reader wondering Mistler even bothers Inbetween some crude descriptions of sexual acts the reader is then suddenly treated to high falutin discourses on the art and history of Venice There are also some thoughts about Mistler s relationship with his wife after he found she d cheated on him with a co founder of the agency he bullied her mercilessly his son alienated his father idolized him and various and sundry There are also "some highly technical phone calls to NYC that have to do with the fact that he is trying to sell his technical phone calls to NYC that to do with the fact that he is trying to sell his agency On page 167 out of a 206 page book he meets an old crush so we have sexual speculation And somewhere towards the very end it appears that the love of his life was actually his father s mistress The last pages of the book are probably intended to be highly symbolic in the sense that Mistler spends good money on a small boat that he will never use with a reference to the obol and Chiron the ferryman who ferried the dead souls to the underworld in ancient mythologyI read the whole book because I figured that sooner or later this book would make sense to me But it didn t Was the alternation between crude sexual terms and references to high culture inten. Tens ein halbes Jahr zu leben hat Mistler verschweigt seiner Familie die Lage und reist – vorgeblich für ein paar Tage – in das von ihm geliebte Ve. ,
Ded to underline how complex Mistler is Is the purchase of expensive chandeliers for his old love intended to be a gesture of reconciliation I didn t get it There were lots of strange descriptions like that sleepless whisper page 175 Do whispers every sleep Do colorless green ideas sleep furiously The book also had the typographical peculiarity that there were no uotation marks or lines so that the text went from description to person A speaking to person B speaking without any of the classical visual aids to help the reader follow what was going on Again why An attempt to be different from your run of the mill novel Finally there is not a single sympathetic person in the book Mistler is a cold manipulative man Lina is ready to sell her body for photo assignments Mistler s wife is described as borderline unbalanced His father s mistress seemed a lovely woman but she pops up only now and then in woman but she pops up only now and then in anecdotes Bottom line a meandering book that managed very successfully to avoid any meaningful description of a man coming to terms with his mortality It s not easy for me to give a low rating to something by an able and critically respected novelist I had no trouble reading the book "which was strong on Venice atmosphere echo. Nedig Dort will er seinen Abschied inszenieren "was strong on Venice atmosphere echo. Nedig Dort will er seinen Abschied inszenieren ein letztes Mal dem Leben in die Arme werfen sich mit seiner Jugendliebe in einer amour fou vergesse. .

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Out of the four books I have read by him I like this one the Least Of Course This Is Of course this is one read by him I like this one the least Of course this is the one won all the awards Go figure A little dry but interestingeasy read for anyone interesting in writing Mistler s Exit is a short book about a powerful New York adman who had just learned he has terminal cancer It s beautifully written Definitely the point of view of a rich powerful man which is interesting to me because it s so other Enjoyable I read this book because I had heard good things about this author but I have to say that I don t understand the point of this bookHere s the story Mistler a 60 something director of an advertising agency is told that he has liver cancer and has about 6 months to live He decides not to fight it Instead of telling his wife or son he takes off for Venice What exactly he hopes to do there is not clear but we can assume that he wanted to spend a few days in a favorite spot before his condition became too ugly Waiting for him in his hotel suite is Lina a young photographer he d met once in NYC Stalker like she had followed him to Venice apparently with the hope of getting some photo assignments from his ad agency Mistler and Lina start a short lived fling that is remarkably devoid of romanc. Thomas Mistler ein Mann "in den frühen Sechzigern bekommt vom Arzt den schrecklichen Befund mitgeteilt Krebs Und daß er nur noch ein "den frühen Sechzigern bekommt vom Arzt den schrecklichen Befund mitgeteilt Krebs Und daß er nur noch ein Wochen höchs.