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Sore throat got worse over the weekend, I'm guessing partly because I went to see Fatima Spar at the Stadtfest on Saturday and stood in the sun quite a bit, so I finally went to the doctor yesterday; was scolded for not coming earlier and self-medicating for two weeks (but seriously, do you go to the doctor when your temperature is never even above 37 and to the best of your knowledge you barely have any symptoms at all?) & left with a prescription for antibiotics (only for three days, though). Also gargling with sage tea.

Still tired.

Beginning of June, and I can count the times I've worn short sleeves on, well maybe not one, but certainly two hands. (Currently: long sleeves, jacket; 13 degrees, rain.)

Read V. Sorokin's 23000 over the weekend, the first work of fiction I've been genuinely interested in some time, and while I liked it a lot, I can't really make sense of the end at all.

Assuming the story about the 2300 is true and they really were/are God - so God accidentally creates life, traps himself in this life, finally, slowly, manages to free himself from it, wants to correct his mistake, and in trying to once again turn the universe into a lifeless waste destroys himself? Because life is stronger? The creation destroys its maker?

But if it's like that, why would Olga and Björn want to talk to God in the end? Which God? Is there some kind of Russian symbolism that I don't understand? Am I stupid? Missing something?


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Jun. 1st, 2010 10:51 pm (UTC)
Sounds like an interesting book. Sorry about your throat. I bought you a totally silly and useless thing in NY, I'll probably get around to sending it to you sometime around next year.

Oh, and happy birthday :-)
Jun. 2nd, 2010 03:19 pm (UTC)
Dankeschön! :) And yay, gift from NY! *g*

The throat feels pretty much okay again, and never felt that bad to begin with, but apparently in the end *was* rather inflamed. I'm just annoyed that I didn't go earlier and it kind of ruined my long Pfingstwochenende...

Book... the series is interesting and especially the passages where he switches to the POV of the brothers and sisters of the light, who, once they've been awakened, only see the world and human life as an endless circle of meaningless procreation and death and call humans 'Fleischmaschinen' are really disturbing, because you could kind of see how they might come to this conclusion, and at the same time there's the glaring inhumanity of it all... Maybe if I reread it from the start the end will become clearer.

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