Tuesday, June 17, 2008

U is for Unfinished Business

I would like to offer the following spoiler for The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana.

The narrator loses consciousness on page 298.

At the close of the novel, on page 449, he is still unconscious.

I humbly tips me lid to this impressive display of authorial chutzpah.

2 comments:

Dave said...

Well, I'm more interested in reading a work by Umberto Eco than I have been in nearly 20 years...

...but I'll probably still have another go at Foucault's Pendulum first.

Dr. Clam said...

Why not? Massive undigested lumps of research FTW!

I liked the twist at the end of Foucault's Pendulum. But it did seem to take an Age of the World to get there.