The music between chapters on this one is so bad and incongruous with the narrative it becomes something to dread whilst the story plods on.
campbell scott couldn't match Henry's enthusiamsm and disgust with parisian life, but still, one gets used to it. i was saddened the story ended, but thank audible there's more!
Didn't really like the narrative tone at the beginning. But I've got to say that it grew on me. The story was a bit hard to follow and didn't really have a goal or meaning, just following a guys experience in France.
The sex scenes were rather lacking. Was expecting details, instead was given vague encounters.
Love this book, but why oh why have the frequent elevator music jam band breakdowns?
Say something about yourself!
What an incredible book! Henry Miller was brilliant. His mixture of filth and fantasy was perfect. I'll never be the same. I recommend this 100%.
If you can see past the vulgarity, the writing is quite poignant, even today. Reading Tropic of Cancer for the first time illuminated so many other literary allusions. Recommended reading for those seeking a depiction of life as it is. You will not be handed rose colored glasses upon cracking open this gem.
is there really any point to this. Personally find this style hard to hold my attention.
struggling to continue...
really having a hard time understanding why I found this book on so many "must read lists"
Too bad all of Henry Millers books are not audiobooks. Definitely one of the best writers I have come in contact with. Although there are massive ramblings, there are also very focused rants that hit a cord.
Campbell is a good reader but I thought he could have been a bit scruffier to match the drunken nature of the character.
No, there is too much to think about, I actually wanted to roll back the audio and revisit passages; not so easy in audio format.
I read this in book format years ago and this audio version really intrigued me to go back and read all of the Henry Miller books again.
I'm going to assume this book is a classic because the language used was shocking in its day, but now it just seems crude and the storyline was boring beyond belief.