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The Next Big Thing review ´ eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ [EPUB] ✶ The Next Big Thing Author Anita Brookner – 'This would soon be a new day all too closely resembling the others the normal days of his present existence in which nothing happened nor could be expected to happen' At seventy three Herz isE The Next Kindle has not seen in thirty years Herz believes that he must do something only he doesn't know what this next big thing in life should be 'Beautifully written it draws you in and holds you fast' Daily Mail. The next big thing is most probably the loneliest thing—death 73 year old Julius Herz is filling his empty life with empty days Divorced and easily frightened he would rather read his old fashioned Thomas Mann than interact socially yet craves contact To fill his days he studies the past hoping to find a clue to his lonely present he has uick and regrettably hopeful lunches with his ex wife and writes letters to an unfulfilled love ▪️That was why he was half contented with his present solitude recognising it as something merited something that was his due and over something that would not fail him ▪️Brookner in her final interview with The Telegraph said that her novels are to a certain extent about betrayal By this she meant not only the betrayal of trust and affections within a relationship but a larger unavoidable betrayal of life's promise She continues to say that the body gives you away It lets you down It betrays youAge is the final betrayal ▪️The Next Big Thing Brookner's 21st novel is loneliness under a microscope splitting and multiplying It is bleak graceful and strives to hold on to dignity until the next big thing comes around #bringbackbrookner

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Ldering world He cannot see his place in it or even work out what to do with his final years uestions and misunderstandings haunt Herz like old ghosts Should he travel sell his flat or propose marriage to an old friend h. This is not a fly through it and enjoy it book This is a book of contemplative prose in which a reader wants to haul the characters around by their shirt collars all the while telling them in no uncertain terms that they are behaving in a way that they will regret deeply feel great guilt for having done whatever it is they are doing wish to pull back words gestures etc In other words the reader wants them to listen to all the good advice which the reader has and continues to hear from all sides throughout their lifetimes even though the readers are fine failed examples of humanity right along with these hapless characters This book is a reminder to all who persrevere to the end of the book Well not exactly But yes that too Brookner is uite the writer I recommend exploring her work

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The Next Big Thing'This would soon be a new day all too closely resembling the others the normal days of his present existence in which nothing happened nor could be expected to happen' At seventy three Herz is facing an increasingly bewi. On reading The next Big ThingWhile conditional clauses present an opportunity to display exuisite mastery of language and can lead to an appreciation of an author's innermost thought processes interspersed as they are in this and no doubt her other novels with parenthetic clauses further separating subject as it were from object the use or in this case overuse of such techniues coupled with the author's emotional and encyclopaedic attachment to words like plangent and trenchant that should be used sparingly at best although to be fair I do not now at this distance from my initial reading recall if those words per se appeared in this particular novel can lead to a state not unlike one that this reader in fact experienced that is to say weeping with frustration at Brookner's apparent inability to write a sentence that did not in its own convoluted way form an entire paragraph of which it was the only member And while it is to be acknowledged that it is rather easy to parody her style by cutting and pasting phrases here and there within applications that permit misuse of such editing techniues one is nevertheless left wondering whether in Brookner's entire prolific and undoubtedly respected career did she ever write or even utter a simple declarative grammatical construct such as Put the kettle on dearI did not finish this book although I did give it a good try and I am not sure if I want to read any of her work