Under The Net

by Iris Murdoch | e-Books |
ISBN: 0099429071 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingRoseOfDarknesswing of Baruth/Mark, Brandenburg Germany on 7/13/2013
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Journal Entry 1 by wingRoseOfDarknesswing from Baruth/Mark, Brandenburg Germany on Saturday, July 13, 2013
"1001 Bücher, die Sie lesen sollten, bevor das Leben vorbei ist"

Under the Net's main character is Jake Donaghue. He is an intellectual who translates the works of a mediocre French novelist. He is looking for a place to live and decides to look up some old friends of his. The people he visits are wonderful characters - philosophers, actresses, movie stars, radical political leaders. These people lead him back to Hugo Belfounder, an old friend of Jake's who has always made money, and who impressed Jake with his philosophy. It's not certain if Hugo even knows he has a philosophy, but Jake believes he does. Jake believes that Hugo's philosophy states that truth can be attained only in silence; that all expression (speech, writing, theories) is untrue because people always expand, elaborate and lie about what they're saying in order to impress others. Jake's silence, however, often leads him to misunderstandings and trouble. Aside from the philosophy of the characters, which I may have misunderstood anyway, the novel is filled with wonderful moments, both comic and romantic. Check out the scene when Jake is eavesdropping outside of Sadie's door, or Jake and Finn's escapade with Mars, the movie star dog. Another great moment is when, during a fireworks show, Jake sees Anna across the river in Paris, and his pursuit of her afterwards. Under the Net is a wonderful book filled with humor, romance and great characters.

Journal Entry 2 by wingRoseOfDarknesswing at nach Hause, A book trading site -- Controlled Releases on Saturday, December 19, 2015

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