Why I usually don´t read novels

I usually don´t read novels because most of them are incredibly prosaic and a real waste of precious time.

Some time ago I read a novel by a contemporary Swedish author, Torgny Lindgren. I was more curious about the translation, so I read it in Romanian. Although the book wasn´t that thick, it didn´t manage to catch my interest as it was rather dull.

At some point in the book, there were these three lines! which attracted my attention. Reflecting on them, I said to myself that these three lines were the most interesting in the whole book.

Believe it or not, reading the afterword of the book, the writer notified the reader that THE WHOLE BOOK WAS BUILT UP ON THE VERY THREE LINES I had found worth reading.

Damn, I was enraged. On one hand, I was really grateful for possessing this ability of clear judgement, detecting Value in an ocean of waste-paper, on the other hand I wondered:

Why the hell write a whole book when what you had to say takes only three lines?

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About julienmatei
I feel an inner urge to express what I see, to communicate and share with others all these impressions. Often the things I see are there, not yet manifest, but waiting... to be observed, talked about, and embraced. These new insights need another approach, a more vivid curiosity... Due to fear and prejudice we prefer to see only "the official" truth - but THE OFFICIAL TRUTH IS DEAD - being dead, it has nothing to give... We can continue pretending Death is fascinating or... we can take the trouble to LIVE... THE NEW has no definition yet... Again, IT requires another "perception", the courage to apprehend everything differently, from a totally new angle, with new confidence and inquisitive touch. This blog is not about interesting concepts, it is about participation... finding new solutions, inspiration, togetherness.

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