Wed 24 Feb, 2010 01:41 pm
I read this book a long time ago: ZMM, that is.
My friends were all reading it. We all know it well enough, now.
I personally prefer ZMM to Lila. ZMM sets the basis. It asks the questions. Lila (supposedly) answers those questions.
In mu view, Lila fails in this regard, though it does well enough, it isn't something we have not seen before.
ZMM is all about transcendental notions and attempting to say something about them clearly.
I guess it is but another way of expressing the trinity that yet again fails, but don't let that deter you from reading this philosophical novel. You could do a lot worse, like reading something of Satre.
This book is a front row seat on a man living the examined life. Insanity, history, culture, metaphysics abound within. And how he can see at its magnificent conclusion.