Finished: “Under the Net,” Iris Murdoch (#95)

by mostnovel

I don’t know if it was because it was on the heels of Sophie’s Choice, or if this book just sucked, but it sucked. I think I’m missing something, maybe allegorical or crocodilian. Flat, undeveloped characters mashed together in a contrived set of coincidental encounters that somehow goes nowhere. I think it was about the ease with which we interpret the world incorrectly, see causation where there is none, and fumble the real meaning of things with the fundamentally flawed conveyance tool of language. Weird, boring, and not good.

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