Thursday, December 30, 2010

The Unnamed

By Joshua Ferris

"Tim Farnsworth is a handsome, healthy man, ageing with the grace of a matinee idol. He loves his work. He loves his family. He loves his kitchen. And then one day he stands up and walks out on all of it. He cannot stop walking. And, as his body propels him relentlessly forward, deep into the unfamiliar outer reaches of the city, he begins to realise he is moving further and further from his old self, seemingly unable to turn back and retrieve what he has lost. In his extraordinary novel Joshua Ferris delineates with great tenderness and a rare and inimitable wit the devastating story of a life taken for granted and what happens when that life is torn away without explanation or warning. The Unnamed is no less than a shimmering reflection of our times, of the lives we aspire to and the terrifying realisation of what is beyond our control."

(Above taken from this page).

I did enjoy the book, but I don't know what to say about it. Since I agree with a quote from the link above, however, I will say that, "although sad and slightly disturbing this is a brilliant and moving novel about relationships and the everyday pressures of life."

4 comments:

Rita said...

Sounds like a unique premise and that it might be an interesting read. Not your ordinary plot, I guess. :)

AliceKay said...

I'm glad you enjoyed the book.

Intense Guy said...

That book really gives you a lot to think about doesn't it?

:) I'm still thinking about it.

Toriz said...

Rita:
Definately not your typical plot.


AK:
Yes, it was a good book.

Iggy:
*Nods* Yes, it definately gives you a lot to think about... For some time afterwards!