A story about this — 5 years ago
The book was more worth it for the philosophical elements than the plot. It was definitely more pretentious than anything I’ve read in a while. The author inserting himself in the narrative was almost unbearable. But there were so many worthwhile passages I have to forgive the author.
“Missions are stupid, Tereza. I have no mission. No one has. And it’s a terrific relief to realize you’re free, free of all missions.”