Complex psychological implications are there but never fully exploited. “Dangling Man” by Saul Bellow starts in a very promising way, but my engagement decreased toward the end.
I picked up this book thinking that its subject is somewhat out of my comfort zone – it presents, in diary form, a year in the life of a young man as he is waiting to be drafted for World War II. The pace is nice, moving rapidly through days when not much happens and slowing down on significant events that need to be analyzed by the protagonist in more depth.
But it always seems to stop midway. This made me lose contact with the characters and not fully immerse in the story.
Still, a decent book.
“Dangling Man” presents the musings of a young Chicago man while he is waiting to be drafted for World War II and his interactions with friends and family during that time.
My Favorite Quote:
Unfortunately, no particular line or concept stayed with me from this book.
Title: Dangling Man | Author: Saul Bellow | Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne | Format: Audio. | Length: 6 hrs and 15 mins | Platform: Audible.com. | Year: 2012 | Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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