-- a pre-end reading / saga begin

Somehow always or is it merely of late seem to pause my reading near the end of a book, i.e., within 40 pages of the end/

the book currently in question "night work" by Thomas Glavinic, translated by (this information should be on the front or book cover but is unforgiveably not): John Brownjohn -- (possible reasoning behind this: readers may be "frightened off" a translated work(??) -- by deception shall you sell books) I saw the book mentioned on M.John Harrsison's webzone and it(book) waited on unthriving wishlist(?)for the right time to purchase or have it purchased for me by some kind benefactor (probably my mother(?) --thankyou)

"night work" is this sort of tale: wake up, it's morning, no-one else now exists. And, it is all life, i.e., animals, all forms of life, including, presumbably, the microscopic kind? The book is shy in approaching this/ it may require you the reader to think of the possibility first, and then the text may half-confirm wanly -- that still frozen meat is all that remains of the world's animals is an interesting image// the main character, Jonas, thaws and cooks this meat, though a whole goose proves too much for him/
-- wait, Jonas must be the sole living in terms of animal matter, therefore the only remaining habitat for bacterial microbe viral and all other strange forms of the life/unlife nature of which is unknown/ is this why his toothaches so soon//(within a month -- yet he brushes his teeth)(though he seems to have a sweet-tooth)(I thought this was more due to the situation and him returning to childlike habits for some attempt at security emotionally)(yet he is also often afflicted with sniffs and mild cold-like symptoms)/// an inverted "patient zero"/ ?

Jonas, who is an interior designer (?) (what is an outside/-inside/ dichtomy/ when unpeopled?) -- seems embarassed about this career, he so skirts the matter

other matters so skirted / / most things borne out of implications// his wife is an air hostess/stewardess//
the matter of the disappeareds garments -- no apparent mention of bundles of clothing etc /
but the prospect of nearing london, /major city/ and finding shoes, many, perhaps, in most-orderly rows, disturbs our Jonas, so he avoids (skirts) the area, the possibility

speculation prior to finish: am not expecting any particular "resolution" / / a possible complete psychotic break after his wife/girlfriend(?) dies in plane disaster? The "incongruous" repeat of one of final text messages as seen intially p.58, on p.125 "I'm just overhead -- only a few kilometres above you" sugesstive of this, or also a rapture-style event, though thus reductionist approach seems unlikely at this late-stage/// yet suggestive ambiguities: the early finger cut (to the bone) yet never mentioned again? the extraction of the tooth / / -- presumbably by the "sleeper self" / the knife in wall, seemingly not removeable, but removed by "sleeper self" / / the video of family members prior to channel tunnel ??/

typically a psychotic break "narrative" is signalled early on : examples, doris lessing "briefing for a descent into hell" / christopher priest "the affirmation" -- other!other!

diverge -- (diverge to notes on theory of schizophrenia/ psychotic break as perennial SFnal aspect built-in at the base-root/ examples (tentative, unsupposrted/ ill-confident in) "warrens" / prodigious life un-anxious close quarter nakedness, foods all sorts little care, sex overdo seem precocious permissive yet shame, guilt is big revenge wave/ in those spots/ stinks, attempts to cover up/ patterns of behaviour, dwelling spot, systems of commerce, based on complexes of ultra-vulnerability strongly unacknowledged/ but this all better for later . when, when you'll know. . . ) (see below, mention of drug umirome, etc, is this an "Inverted World" scenario -- that was by C.Priest, I'm sure you remember it)

here I collate some seeming nonsense 6-letter words with pg number: (pg61) UMIROM (pg263) MUDJAS / SAJDUM -- that's it backwards/
though I don't know how much a translated text is supposed to retain whatever word-game-clue-play was in original --

then (I repeated myself from the above here for some reason but I shan't change anything from this moment) speculate: some twist explanation is unlikely (highly) -- I thought for a while the wife or is it girlfriend died in plane crash and the result is psychotic break -- the above 6-letter words reminded me of two airport destinations combined. But I suppose there will be a continuation of the basic situation and no explanation (I am happy with this) :: for example, there is no actual "justice" in the world, anything terrible that happens is not made better by any process of any kind. Justice is like an imaginary lid placed over something imagined as being able to be lidded and contained and you may all relax. I shan't.

from the page I was maintaining (remaining on) in order to do this:

That afternoon he found it. He turned the page on impulse. At first he thought he was mistaken, believing that his clouded brain was merely misrepresenting what he was reading. But he checked and checked again until he was satisfied that, according to the pharmicopoeia, the drug Umirome contained various stimulants such as ephedrine and was one of the most effective remedies for sleeping sickness available. // pg 332 //

In any case now I may finish this book, thankyou, I am eager. addendudumb:-- this is/was/ a terrible idea/ I spent a month not finishing reading a book I was enjoying reading in order to do this paltry web note/
book in question socialising with other current being-read books
cover is not good
-- also, on back page, it summarises basic premise then says "Just don't read it on your own."
-- I ask, just how am I supposed to read it then. Also, I am become very anti-blurb. And it is a terrible cover.
If I was Jonas, I would find some cctv or what-have-you centre and rewind to recorded footage of the moment things disappeared. Plottwist/development, however far you rewind, there is no people or life in general. A video tape of an old film shows only camera movements of empty streets rooms etc . . .

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