The quasi-existential title’s enough to put you off, so by the time the end came I wasn’t disappointed it was so disappointing. This isn’t a book, despite its office content and cast of thousands, whose writer has had the courage to stare into the abyss until the abyss gives back. 443 more words
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I think the truth is probably that enormous, sudden, dramatic, unexpected, life-changing experiences are not translatable or explainable to anyone else, and this is because they really are unique and particular – though not unique in the way the Christian girl believed.
“Advice — even wise advice — actually does nothing for the advisee, changes nothing inside, and can actually cause confusion when the advisee is made to feel the wide gap between the comparative simplicity of the advice and the totally muddled complication of his own situation and path.” 6 more words