Andrey (azangru) wrote,


Закончил Cat’s Cradle. Ощущение такое же недоуменное, как от Lord of the Flies, которого так превозносил Стивен Кинг в Hearts in Atlantis (Hearts мне тогда понравились очень, поэтому я ожидал, что и мухи понравятся).

A history of human stupidity? Возможно. Но какая-то не шибко цепляющая.

Пожалуй, разве что это во мне resonates:

I walked away from Frank, just as The Books of Bokonon advised me to do. “Beware of the man who works hard to learn something, learns it, and finds himself no wiser than before,” Bokonon tells us. “He is full of murderous resentment of people who are ignorant without having come by their ignorance the hard way.”

И, конечно, это:

Hazel’s obsession with Hoosiers around the world was a textbook example of a false karass, of a seeming team that was meaningless in terms of the ways God gets things done, a textbook example of what Bokonon calls a granfalloon. Other examples of granfalloons are the Communist party, the Daughters of the American Revolution, the General Electric Company, the International Order of Odd Fellows—and any nation, anytime, anywhere.

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