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Hardcover Eternal Curse on the Reader of These Pages Book

ISBN: 039452151X

ISBN13: 9780394521510

Eternal Curse on the Reader of These Pages

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Rescued from imprisonment which cost him both his memory and his dreams, Mr Ramirez now lives in a home for the old. Larry, a drop-out from the middle-class academic world he once inhabited lives in... This description may be from another edition of this product.

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An inspiration on the reader of this novel

Don't be scared of the title. You won't be cursed.Almost the entire book consists of conversations betweent two men, Ramirez and Larry, taken place in New York City. Ramirez is a 74-year old man from Argentina who has lost most of his memory and is now in a wheelchair. Larry is a 36-year old guy (with a Ph.D. in history but now is jobless) who is paid to push Ramirez around three times a week. Following their conversation, the readers will figure out the identities of these two people, their personalities, their past, their dreams, their regrets, their views on life, work, politics, love, sex, etc., as well as what is happening to/around them at that time.This is my first Puig's book. I picked it because of the sinister title. This book shows that Puig has a creative way to construct the plot and a deep understanding of human minds. Very often I stop and smile at the dialogue, because I am reminded of the real way that people talk: sometimes inefficient and frustrating.My friend recommends all his other books, incudling Kiss of the Spider Woman and The Buenos Aries Affair. This book is good enough for me to go on reading his other ones. That's all I have to say about this book.

Very captivating, you cant put it down

At first you dont undersand what is going on, but you soon find out that, through the discourse of the story, it progresses to keep the reader in a curious state. The book is about only two people talking on various topics, whithout any intervention from other people. It makes the reader think about things they might not have before, and makes you aware how a relationship between two people can develop.
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