Hesperides Tree

Hesperides Tree Reminiscent in theme and style to his Whitbread Award winning Hopeful Monsters Nicholas Mosley s The Hesperides Tree tells of a young man frustrated by the inability of his two chosen courses of stud

  • Title: Hesperides Tree
  • Author: Nicholas Mosley
  • ISBN: 9781564782670
  • Page: 124
  • Format: Paperback
  • Reminiscent in theme and style to his Whitbread Award winning Hopeful Monsters, Nicholas Mosley s The Hesperides Tree tells of a young man frustrated by the inability of his two chosen courses of study biology and literature to adequately define the world Baffled by several life shaping coincidences that seem to be part of life itself, he embarks on a physical and iReminiscent in theme and style to his Whitbread Award winning Hopeful Monsters, Nicholas Mosley s The Hesperides Tree tells of a young man frustrated by the inability of his two chosen courses of study biology and literature to adequately define the world Baffled by several life shaping coincidences that seem to be part of life itself, he embarks on a physical and intellectual journey in search of a girl he fell in love with years earlier This journey leads him to a deserted island off the coast of Ireland and, perhaps, to the mythical Garden of the Hesperides, home of the Tree of Life.

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    1 thought on “Hesperides Tree”

    1. I liked the idea of a book about ideas but this book I found to be a trudge. The characters are paperboard thin and and uninteresting and boring. The book is written in first person which is fine except the description of relationships between people and events which happen are all filtered through this lens of an over riding idea that the book is about. It's like going to an art museum and seeing only the blue paint in the paintings, no matter how fascinating and exciting the different shades o [...]

    2. Brilliant! There are so few innovative stylists with something interesting to say. Mosley's message might be "I don't know," but he says it like no-one else has.

    3. Somehow the mix of metaphysics and a sort of bildungsroman doesn't work here. The story takes us on a voyage from England to Ireland, where theprotagonist finds an island that is supposedly magical. Before that, he has dropped out of uni because science deals with reality and literature also deals with things-as-they-are, instead of being a form of idealism. He has had an affair with a lesbian and gottenher pregnant but he promises her to look after the child if she will not abort it, in his mot [...]

    4. I love philosophical fiction. I'm not as fond of fictional philosophy. What I mean is that the philosophy should support the story; the story shouldn't just support the philosophy. I gave this three stars instead of two in case I was missing something--like if I was too slow to "get it." But I spent a lot of my time while reading this feeling lost.

    5. I like Mosley's writing style, but was not convinced by his attempt to write from the point of view of a modern-day 18-year-old

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