Review – The Implacable Order of Things by José Luís Piexoto
More repetition, more doom, more misery. How much can a person take? What's the sense of this book? I'll give it some more thought Tinwara Apr 10, Finally -- an intelligent book about the end of the world! No stragglers feeding on dead babies, no mutants, or last minute rocket launch of survivors.
I think: perhaps the sky is a huge sea of fresh water and we, instead of walking under it, walk on top of it; perhaps we see everything upside down and earth is a kind of sky, so that when we die, we fall and sink into the sky. I kind of want to say, "Oh, God just kill me now.
A strange book about a strange world with strange characters. Tinwara Apr 10, Finally -- an intelligent book about the end of the world! You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data. The Implacable Order of Things. Nenhum Olhar. Today the weather didn't fool me. The air is perfectly still. I think: perhaps the sky is a huge sea of fresh water and we, instead of walking under it, walk on top of it; perhaps we see everything upside down and earth is a kind of sky, so that when we die, when we die, we fall and sink into the sky.
The world ended. And nothing remained. No certainties.
No shadows. No ashes. No gestures. No words.
No love. No light. No sky. No roads. No past.
No ideas. No smoke. Peixoto's evocation of pathos is tempered by a keen sense of the absurd. His ironic sensibility shines through beautifully in this translation. The external narrator's own wise words are picked up and repeated by the characters, as though these portentous lines, these profound thoughts are out there… like great discovered truths.
Peixoto: Blank Gaze | The Modern Novel
That even these weighty lines are moving and thought-provoking, rather than pretentious, is further testament to the author's considerable skills. Corangamite Regional Library Corporation Library. Carnegie Library. Ryde Library. The University of Melbourne Library.
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