Thursday, June 24, 2010

Either More--Or Maybe Less?--Than Meets The Eye

I'm reading Samuel Beckett's novel Molloy.  It's the first novel in a trilogy that continues on with Malone Dies and The Unnamable.  I've read the first two books in the trilogy before; the third I couldn't finish.  Here's how it's described in the inside jacket of the Everyman's Library edition:
The third novel consists of the fragmented monologue--delivered, like the monologues of the previous novels, in a mournful rhetoric that possesses the utmost of splendor and beauty--of what might or might not be an armless and legless creature living in an urn outside an eating house.
Enticing, isn't it?  (My favorite part: "might or might not be.") Also, is it just me, or is that almost an exact, word-for-word description of the plot of  Police Academy V?  Just saying...

1 comment:

JMW said...

Dude, you mean Police Academy 6. I swear, sometimes it's like you never even watched the septet.