I could only get through 17 pages and then I couldn't read anymore. I started it about 5 times and gave up. One person found this helpful. Reviewers who say that this book exemplifies intriguing uses of language may be right, from their own perspectives, but from mine, they're dead wrong.
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The author loves to repeat certain stilted phrases, as in "I returned to the room to which I held key," and words: The story did not make any sense to me either, alas. Really, there isn't much of a story, though I kept hoping. The main character appears to make a decent living writing operas and such, and his life otherwise is filled with fantasy?? He is without doubt one of the most arrogant, self-absorbed, blithely psychopathic, pedophilic characters I've ever met.
I wouldn't say I hate it, but I almost do. Roman Payne's Rooftop Soliliquy is a novel that presents an experience of a city and a moment in a life through short vignettes evocative of a man's life in Paris. The language is very visual, with talks of "the broad moon that hung like a pendant on a string" and images of reckless driving through winding Paris streets. The book follows the seemingly aimless wanderings of an artist, a rake who pursues life experiences in order to put them down on memory and on paper for the rest of us to read as a type of heroic quest for beauty.
Sometimes egotistically lewd and sometimes endearing, this book will be enjoyed by anyone who likes a cosmopolitan male-centric adventure. You are going to love this book if you adore the use of words. The way Roman Payne writes is gorgeous and so vivid.
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If you are looking for intricate plot and over the top adventure this is not for you. But if language and writing is your aim i think you will love this book. His descriptive words makes you see the world he is talking about " The sun hissed with foul breath when,in Beaubourg,I arrived.
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His writing is different from almost any book i have read in recent years written by current authors. This book is like something that has been recovered from the an older world,when there was still beauty in the simple things. Simple is neither bad nor good: There is no adventurous plot really; it is more subtle, slow, and filled with the main character seducing girls.
Its a good book to read if you love to day dream. There are no underlying meanings really.
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This book is mindless entertainment which isnt bad, its just not a productive book. I still read the whole thing and when I day dream I often think of being this mysterious and secretive character. This book gives the reader simple enjoyment. Have not read book yet. However, it was given a wonderful review by a couple of my friends who know what I like to read. It arrived in a very timely fashion and is in great shape.
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Not to waste the spring I threw down everything, And ran into the open world To sing what I could sing… To dance what I could dance! And join with everyone!
I wandered with a reckless heart beneath the newborn sun. First stepping through the blushing dawn, I crossed beneath a garden bower, counting every hermit thrush, counting every hour. I grabbed the first, who seemed the stronger by her soft and dewy leg, and swore blind eyes, Lest I find I, before Diana, a hunted stag.
But the nymphs they laughed, and shook their heads. For one was no goddess, the other no huntress, merely two girls at play in the early day. We will wash your mouth with watery sighs, weave you springtime with our fingertips. We slept, I slept so lucidly, with hopes to stay this memory.
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With lilac feet and branchlike braids… Who sing sweet odes to my elation, in your larking exaltation! I looked upon its parting flight, and smelled the coming of the night; desirous, I gazed upon its jaunt, as Leander gazes Hellespont. Now the hour was ripe and dark, sensuous memories of sunlight past, I stood alone in garden bowers and asked the value of my hours.