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Thomas Mistler ein Mann in den frühen Sechzigern bekommt vom Arzt den schrecklichen Befund mitgeteilt Krebs Und daß er nur noch ein paar Wochen höchs This is a bit dry and unemotional for a man who has just received news of his imminent death yet the emotions hover underneath his veneer as a wealthy successful businessman Good for those who like to read about the lives of the elite Overall well written Little Reds Riding Hood the emotions hover underneath his veneer as a wealthy successful businessman Good for The Return of a Gangsters Girl those who like Hard Pass (Forbidden Plays, to read about Cut and Run the lives of Beautiful Bandit (Lone Star Legends, the elite Overall well written

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Mistler's Exit

Tens ein halbes Jahr zu leben hat Mistler verschweigt seiner Familie die Lage und reist – vorgeblich für ein paar Tage – in das von ihm geliebte Ve I read this book because I had heard good things about this author but I have to say that I don t understand the point of this bookHere s the story Mistler a 60 something director of an advertising agency is told that he has liver cancer and has about 6 months to live He decides not to fight it Instead of telling his wife or son he takes off for Venice What exactly he hopes to do there is not clear but we can assume that he wanted to spend a few days in a favorite spot before his condition became too ugly Waiting for him in his hotel suite is Lina a young photographer he d met once in NYC Stalker like she had followed him to Venice apparently with the hope of getting some photo assignments from his ad agency Mistler and Lina start a short lived fling that is remarkably devoid of romance passsion or pleasure and that has the reader wondering why Mistler even bothers Inbetween some crude descriptions of sexual acts the reader is then suddenly treated to high falutin discourses on the art and history of Venice There are also some thoughts about Mistler s relationship with his wife after he found she d cheated on him with a co founder of the agency he bullied her mercilessly his son alienated his father idolized him and various and sundry There are also some highly technical phone calls to NYC that have to do with the fact that he is trying to sell his ad agency On page 167 out of a 206 page book he meets an old crush so we have sexual speculation And somewhere towards the very end it appears that the love of his life was actually his father s mistress The last pages of the book are probably intended to be highly symbolic in the sense that Mistler spends good money on a small boat that he will never use with a reference to the obol and Chiron the ferryman who ferried the dead souls to the underworld in ancient mythologyI read the whole book because I figured that sooner or later this book would make sense to me But it didn t Was the alternation between crude sexual terms and references to high culture intended to underline how complex Mistler is Is the purchase of expensive chandeliers for his old love intended to be a gesture of reconciliation I didn t get it There were lots of strange descriptions like that sleepless whisper page 175 Do whispers every sleep Do colorless green ideas sleep furiously The book also had the typographical peculiarity that there were no uotation marks or lines so that the text went from description to person A speaking to person B speaking without any of the classical visual aids to help the reader follow what was going on Again why An attempt to be different from your run of the mill novel Finally there is not a single sympathetic person in the book Mistler is a cold manipulative man Lina is ready to sell her body for photo assignments Mistler s wife is described as borderline unbalanced His father s mistress seemed a lovely woman but she pops up only now and then in short anecdotes Bottom line a meandering book that managed very successfully to avoid any meaningful description of a man coming to terms with his mortality Orchard Street, Dawn this book because I had heard good Stepbrother Dearest things about Mystery in Spiderville this author but I have Spring to say Unknown (Anders Knutas, that I don A time for being human t understand Stanley and the Women the point of The Gene this bookHere s The Empty Hand (The Snow Walker, the story Mistler a 60 something director of an advertising agency is Seasons of Splendour told Stage Mum that he has liver cancer and has about 6 months A Village Affair / A Passionate Man / The Rectors Wife to live He decides not The Relate Guide to Sex in Loving Relationships to fight it Instead of Salvage telling his wife or son he Thin Air (Jessica Shaw, takes off for Venice What exactly he hopes Blue Book of Grown-Up Fairytales 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10 thoughts on “Mistler's Exit

  1. says:

    Begley loves to write about the 60 plus year old man usually of considerable means getting it on with a 25 year old girl He does it in the first two Schmidt books and he does it here in Mistler's Exit His other penchant is to chat in considerable detail about business deals or legal cases or real estate His characters are big time

  2. says:

    It's not easy for me to give a low rating to something by an able and critically respected novelist I had no trouble reading the book which was strong on Venice atmosphere echoes of Mann It is in the mold of Maruand and Au

  3. says:

    This is a bit dry and unemotional for a man who has just received news of his imminent death yet the emotions hover underneath his veneer as a wealthy successful businessman Good for those who like to read about the lives of the elite Overall well written

  4. says:

    I read this book because I had heard good things about this author but I have to say that I don't understand the point of this bookHere's the story Mistler a 60 something director of an advertising agency is told that he has liver cancer and has about 6 months to live He decides not to fight it Instead of telling his wife

  5. says:

    As usual I enjoyed this book like others he has written although I cannot really identify with the characters similar to how I felt about Memories of a Marriage

  6. says:

    Mistler's Exit is a short book about a powerful New York adman who had just learned he has terminal cancer It's beautifully written Definitely the point of view of a rich powerful man which is interesting to me because it's so other Enjoyable

  7. says:

    I read this book mainly because it was set in VeniceHowever I found it rather dry although the idea of how Mistler dealt with a terminal diagnos

  8. says:

    A little dry but interestingeasy read for anyone interesting in writing

  9. says:

    PS3552E373M57 German authorAd man in Venicesee About Schmidt etc

  10. says:

    Out of the four books I have read by him I like this one the least Of course this is the one that won all the awards Go figure

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