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    PDF NEW [The Sheltering Sky] The story opens with a young married couple and an attractive male companion on an adventurous rendezvous in Northern AfricaOooooh how scintillating how very very scintillating Starry skies the soft curves of the sensuous desert in the backdrop Within just a few pages I had cast the movie My film version of this story was going to star Ralph Fiennes as English Patient Joseph Fiennes as Shakespeare and well naturally me I had already decided

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The Sheltering Sky

review The Sheltering Sky × eBook or Kindle ePUB Paul Bowles ¶ 3 read free read The Sheltering Sky Assion It etches the limits of human reason and intelligence perhaps even the limits of human life when they touch the unfathomable emptiness and impassive cruelty of the desser. The story opens with a young married couple and an attractive male companion on an adventurous rendezvous in Northern AfricaOooooh how scintillating how very very scintillating Starry skies the soft curves of the sensuous desert in the backdrop Within just a few pages I had cast the movie My film version of this story was going to star Ralph Fiennes as English Patient Joseph Fiennes as Shakespeare and well naturally me I had already decided that if one of the Fiennes brothers wasn t available Colin Firth as Darcy or Viggo Mortensen as Aragorn would serve as adeuate replacements Better yet let s just add them to the plotBut even though this story takes place in French Africa and there is a fantastic French word available to describe these complicated gatherings of three I have gotten myself into potential hot water with my husband all over nothing in this review NothingBecause ain t NOTHING scintillating happening here And not only is nothing scintillating happening a whole lot of sinister is Sinister and sick and stressful oh so stressfulAnd what else Let s see a potentially incestuous criminal mother son team Lice bedbugs thieves A writer who refers to all women in his story as girls and characters who I honestly hate Let me repeat that last part Characters who I honestly hate Characters who talk like thisWife What s the unit of exchange in this different world of yoursHusband The tearWife It isn t fair some people have to work very hard for a tear Others can have them just for the thinkingHusband What system of exchange is fair You think the uantity of pleasure the degree of suffering is constant among all men It somehow all comes out in the end You think that If it comes out even it s only because the final sum is zeroOh wah wah wah You poor babies You poor spoiled babies I could not stomach the husband s relentless fear of death and penchant for whining nor the wife s lack of color or passion for anything These characters are so damned spoiled so uintessentially the ugly Americans they can t even see past their own noses that they live the most enchanted and fantastical lives As a reader it is hard to suffer with or relate to any of them especially when they feel damned whenever their cocktails arrive without ice ahem in the desertI swear to you I hated every character in this book Mon dieu I HATED them all I wanted every one of them to die slow and painful deaths out on the white sand and then have their eyes pecked clean by vultures I also did not enjoy reading this It was not a pleasurable read for meSo why would I give it five starsBecause seriously the writing is FANTASTIC

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review The Sheltering Sky × eBook or Kindle ePUB Paul Bowles ¶ 3 read free read The Sheltering Sky In this classic work of psychological terror Paul Bowles examines the ways in which Americans apprehend an alien culture and the ways in which their incomprehension destroys the. Hypnotic searing terrifying I first read this when I too was living in North Africa in Egypt to be precise and it utterly shattered me I recognized something of myself and my fellow expats in the thoughtfully self centered and naive travelers depicted here and something of the merciless cruelty of the desert I was never far from The prose style isn t elaborate but it isn t stark either and the best I can describe it is to say that it weaves uite a spell opening a slight yet horrifying window onto the sort of existential dread we all tend to keep at baySeptember 2018 I m re reading this now and finding it just as mesmerizing There s a certainly brooding almost philosophical uality to the prose that perfectly matches the impersonal landscapeThen there s the sky What lies beyond What blackness resides just on the other side The novel explores this theme relentlessly On the one hand the sheltering sky is the thin veneer of civilization that Westerners have used to convince themselves of the orderliness of human affairs not to mention their own superiority On the other hand the sheltering sky is every self delusion humans employ to keep themselves from the horrors of an indifferent universe The book gradually strips away these veneers these self delusions until the raw facts of existence themselves are exposed It s not pretty but it s uite a cathartic journey into the abyss In a way this book reminds me perhaps strangely of Moby Dick where Melville also explores the theme of self delusion how necessary self delusion is to our basic sanity but how horribly it can lead us astray

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review The Sheltering Sky × eBook or Kindle ePUB Paul Bowles ¶ 3 read free read The Sheltering Sky M The story of three American travelers adrift in the cities and deserts of North Africa after World War II The Sheltering Sky is at once merciless and heartbreaking in its comp. This has destroyed me an utterly devastating work of immense power where the frailties of life both physically and emotionally are pushed to the very limits in a hostile dangerous and unforgiving landHaving settled in Tangier in the late 40 s Paul Bowles uses his knowledge and experiences of French North Africa to startling effect American couple Kit and Port Moresby have a marriage that is disintegrating and feel a trip abroad could help repair their relationship so to avoid a ravaged Europe following the second world war decide to travel through Algeria with their friend Tunner in tow who clearly has some strong feelings for the beautiful Kit things were never going to work out as hoped There are Train journeys and bus rides through stunning but harsh landscapes with deserts valleys and rugged terrain where the unrelenting heat of the sun is a constant factor during the days but it s when staying in the small towns where the reel problems start to arise with general bickering kit s uncomfortable mood towards their surrounding taking hold and Port disappearing into the night as couples go it only seems likely they will drift further apart with no signs of happiness on the horizon Slowly an uneasiness starts to creep in with figures lurking in the shadow s of dark passageways strange looks from locals they can never be certain about with fly s buzzing dogs barking small children crying there is a building paranoia and Paul Bowles does make everything out in a stark desolate but realistic way similar to say Cormac Mcarthy so if your looking for joy it does not exist here as there were a few passages of writing in particular uite early on of such bleakness I had to go over them again as just couldn t believe my eyes so he does not exactly portray a place where one would wish to hang around for too long While the first half reads like a travel novel this would only go on to set the scene for when events take a turn into something of almost unbearable tensions that has uite frankly left me shattered

  • Paperback
  • 368
  • The Sheltering Sky
  • Paul Bowles
  • English
  • 22 January 2019
  • 9780141187778