I have not finished the book but it does not matter. I can post my review already.You are wondering whether to phone the police to remove Mark Nicholls from your house. You are deeply confused as to why this reviewer whose opinions you find facile and banal is suddenly sitting naked on your couch reading the very book you were reading about,” he says. You look for a blunt instrument to hit him with, but can find only a cup. You throw the cup, but he ducks and it breaks against the wall. Then Garima tells Mark: well, I am not here to review this book but since that’s the only option available here so I can’t help it. I have nothing new or different to say that hasn’t been said earlier and neither am I one of those seasoned reviewers on GR that other members look forward to read their views on a particular book (OK! Enough of self-pity). Of course Geoff Wilt has an opinion. He thinks that This is a fun interactive novel where the reader is prepared by the words, intelligence and a lot of temptations, and Italo Calvino, the central image in the book - Triumphal Entry of art, the writers might have to deal with major changes in our global communications. Oh, I forgot to mention that in your nightmare, you will be a man!, Fionnuala replies. But Declan retorts: If the book was created by pages torn from the grand narrative, then they were fortuitously chosen because they form one the the most enjoyable and amusing novels you could hope to read, a maze of narratives (none of which ever get close to the exit) whose main subject is the experience of reading a novel about how someone might go about writing a novel about the experience of reading a novel about....etc. Geoff Wilt has something to add to what he said earlier: This is a novel of interesting interactions where the reader is prepared by the words intelligent, and so many temptations, and Italo Calvino, the central image in the book Triumphal Entry of the art, writers can have to deal with major changes in our global communications. And in this he agrees with Kris, who is ready to quote: “Your house, being the place in which you read, can tell us the position books occupy in your life, if they are a defense you set up to keep the outside world at a distance, if they area dream into which you sink as if into a drug, or bridges you cast toward the outside, toward the world that interests you so much that you want to multiply and extend its dimensions through books.” Don’t forget what Paul’s piece of advice, when he warned us that Some of Calvino's inventions are true; Cimmerian and Cimbrian are both languages that have existed. Calvino was influenced by Nabakov and by an organisation called Oulipo (look it up, it's rather odd and explains a lot about Calvino's writing). Oulipo members use certain types of writing techniques to produce creative works. Another book on my tbr list, Perec's "A Void", a rather long novel which does not use the letter e, is another example. Interestingly members of Oulipo remain members, even after death. Thank god we have a clarification from David Mitchell himself. He believes that The element of humor will often tumesce—which is a lovely word—it will often tumesce and form this nodule that we call a joke, and here we are, it's a funny story. You can find humor in funerals, you can find humor, God help us, in divorces, you can find it in the worst stuff that happens to us. Of course all languages have equivalents for gallows humor, black humor. Yeah, sure,Marilynne Robinson writes serious books, it would be like bread that didn't contain water, it would be stale and unswallowable. She may not be known for her hilarious anecdotes, but there's a lightness and a levity—a humor there. And of course in this he coincides with Geoff Wilt, It is interesting interactive novel where the reader with many cases understanding words, and Italo Calvino, the triumph of art with a picture book entry is made, the authors deal with significant changes in our global communications to be.Luckily for Jan- Maat Landlubber, This is one of my favourite books. Comfort reading. Fairly sure that I bought this in the early to mid 1990s in Webberleys bookshop in Stoke-on-Trent. It was an old fashioned shop with dark wooden bookshelves that where too close together so that it was difficult to get round, you had to pick your way and wind about to get to the books you wanted to look at. Great place.But Kalliope would like to summarize all viewpoints.“ ; . ¿ , ?. : , , , , .” . “ ; “ ; . ! , , , , . “ : ? , ? , , ? !!!!!”Only Italo Calvino himself can clarify: Se una notte d’inverno un viaggiatore; راگر شبی از شبهای زمستان مسافر Si par une nuit d’hiver un voyageur; If on a Winter’s Night a Traveler; Wenn ein Reisender in einer Winternacht; Ако пътник в зимна нощ; Si una noche de invierno un viajero; Dacă într-o noapte de iarnă un călător; Αν μια νύχτα του χειμώνα ένας ταξιδιώτης.