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    Vague rambling beautiful shocking disturbing intelligent fantasticalPick a word any word It will probably go towards describing this b

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    Soaring The air exploding past Venturing high over the drum of human misfortune Fueled faster by the rush of adrenaline the meth amphetamine calamity speeding toward your brain No sear No pain Unless you touch down Your only relationship physically emotionally is with yourself Your name is Fly This is what you

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    “Everything ends with a flight I thought” O strange and wondrous story of an ordinary man “conceived on the circus trail by a traveler who owned a camel and a mother who swung from the ropes” This story of a circus performer turned taxi driver is perhaps not as strange as Hage’s last novel which featured a cockroach Suffice it to say Hage wants to take us out of our comfort zone so that we really look at what his characters are

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    True open seriousness fears neither parody nor irony nor any other form of reduced laughter for it is aware of being part of an uncompleted whole— Mikhail Bakhtin Rabelais and His WorldI had forgotten this epigram by the

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    Carnival what a mess and how happy I am to turn your last page and finally feel peace I’ve been tortured for days by thi

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    35 Fly is a taxi driver and in the perfect position to see all the misfits and unfits the city has to offer He has keen powers of observations and some of his commentary is just downright funny The book is told in short vignettes that chronicle his transactions with the people he picks up in his cab as well as his personal life a

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    This review appeared originally in Cleaver Magazine Fly the narrator of Rawi Hage’s fabulist novel Carnival released in the US on June 17 is a literature obsessed taxi driver—and child of circus performers—

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    True open seriousness fears neither parody nor irony nor any other form of reduced laughter for it is aware of being part of an uncompleted whole— Mikhail Bakhtin Rabelais and His WorldSo I'll come back to this review when I have studied it in detail for my bachelor paper Of course most of you will limit yourself to a single lecture and for those people who are simply interested in reading a wonderful book I'

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    Hage revisits the world he revealed to us in Cockroach the underbelly of human society In the earlier novel there was no mistaking Canada and Montreal as the setting but this novel is set a during a carnival period in an anonymous city that has a mountain within it Montreal again? The protagonist Fly a relative of cockroach? is a taxi driver who roams the city picking up and dropping off undesirables lost souls and clo

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    I thoroughly enjoyed reading this story Fly was born in a circus and his hard life landed him in a city we presume is Montreal though he never names it as a loner a bibliophile a solo sex addict and a taxi driver who cannot say no to a fare as long as he gets paid The story runs into a carnival held in the city a

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From international publishing sensation and the IMPAC award winning author of De Nir. Everything ends with a flight I thought O strange and wondrous story of an ordinary man conceived on the circus trail by a traveler who owned a camel and a mother who swung from the ropes This story of a circus performer turned taxi driver is perhaps not as strange as Hage s last novel which featured a cockroach Suffice it to say Hage wants to take us out of our comfort zone so that we really look at what his characters are experiencing thinking and saying The sympathetic and unnamed narrator friend of society s underclasses both invokes and evokes Bohumil Hrabal s Too Loud a Solitude as he was gifted a large library which fills his small apartment to overflowing He spends his free time reorganizing the volumes according to a personal and impressionistic system Dead protagonists take priority over triumphant happy ending characters but are surpassed by books with open endings books that don t have moral conclusions Novels with open endings I consider to be of a higher rank hence they are located before novels with happy endings which I often call religious or resurrection endingsAs for historical novels they are organized based on the name of the winner of the first battle that appears in the book For instance War and Peace will be filed in the N section N in reference to Napolean of courseand here if you look above the toiletall libraries must submit to a certain order Our narrator is called Fly When asked if it refers to the insect or the action he answers I m not sure But I think I might know Once his mother in a state of mental distress came in from the circus outside and saw her son shivering and naked cold and wet from a storm She called me some other name And she laughed when she saw me naked and stared at me Flying man she kept on saying flying man let me please you And she drew me close to her bosom and kissed my neck and her hand swept across my skin and touched me and held my erection and stroked me until I came There you go she said now you can leave and march towards your desert and your stone Fly is a taxi driver in a city that sounds like New Orleans to me there is a week long annual Carnival that involves much of the city He alternately calls his taxi his boat his plane his ride his car He flies to pick up fares or to get home Or to escape There are two kinds of taxi drivers the Spiders and the Flies Spiders are those drivers who wait at taxi stands for the dispatcher s call or for customers to walk off the streets and into their hungry carsFlies are wanderers operators who drive alone and around to pick up the wavers and the whistlers on the edges of sidewalks and streetsI am a wanderer Fly masturbates on a carpet that his true father had left him One suspects it is a prayer rug but it suits Fly to lie on it and fantasize endlessly his mind filled with dreams of gladiators sailors or women in need of rescue Fly does occasionally share his seed with women but he prefers to be alone perhaps to concentrate on his imaginary world rather than working to please another view spoilerViolence has a central role in this narrative Violence is part of our worlds though it is visited upon some than others Fly himself is violent though he seems to use it as a means of communication rather than from psychopathy Taxi drivers begin to turn up dead killed in gruesome ways The litany of the dead recalls Roberto Bola o s 2666 in which he lists endlessly the names of Mexican girls killed in the desert over a period of years The victims in this novel are male immigrants on the night shift We are set up to imagine the killers of the taxi drivers to be the work of two feral boys who grew up rough and live under an overpass by a river Fly knows the boys and tries to help them but finds his efforts too little too late One of the boys mother is a drug addict the nominal father a pimp I don t judge those who can t dream Fly saysOther people are murdered a psychiatrist an industrialist a college professor The boys admit to these murders though the mystery of the taxi drivers remains unsolved By the end nearly everyone close to Fly is dead or disappeared He flies hide spoiler Palestrina and Other Plays ropes This story of a circus performer turned taxi driver is perhaps not as strange as Hage s last novel which featured a cockroach Suffice it to say Hage wants to take us out of our comfort zone so that we Blackmailed By Daddy really look at what his characters are experiencing thinking and saying The sympathetic and unnamed narrator friend of society s underclasses both invokes and evokes Bohumil Hrabal s Too Loud a Solitude as he was gifted a large library which fills his small apartment to overflowing He spends his free time उरलं सुरलं [Urla Surla] reorganizing the volumes according to a personal and impressionistic system Dead protagonists take priority over triumphant happy ending characters but are surpassed by books with open endings books that don t have moral conclusions Novels with open endings I consider to be of a higher Cock Tales rank hence they are located before novels with happy endings which I often call Son of the Hero religious or The Alien Jigsaw resurrection endingsAs for historical novels they are organized based on the name of the winner of the first battle that appears in the book For instance War and Peace will be filed in the N section N in Towards a Comprehensive Theory of Human Learning reference to Napolean of courseand here if you look above the toiletall libraries must submit to a certain order Our narrator is called Fly When asked if it The Illusion of Gods Presence refers to the insect or the action he answers I m not sure But I think I might know Once his mother in a state of mental distress came in from the circus outside and saw her son shivering and naked cold and wet from a storm She called me some other name And she laughed when she saw me naked and stared at me Flying man she kept on saying flying man let me please you And she drew me close to her bosom and kissed my neck and her hand swept across my skin and touched me and held my erection and stroked me until I came There you go she said now you can leave and march towards your desert and your stone Fly is a taxi driver in a city that sounds like New Orleans to me there is a week long annual Carnival that involves much of the city He alternately calls his taxi his boat his plane his Folk Tales From The Soviet Union ride his car He flies to pick up fares or to get home Or to escape There are two kinds of taxi drivers the Spiders and the Flies Spiders are those drivers who wait at taxi stands for the dispatcher s call or for customers to walk off the streets and into their hungry carsFlies are wanderers operators who drive alone and around to pick up the wavers and the whistlers on the edges of sidewalks and streetsI am a wanderer Fly masturbates on a carpet that his true father had left him One suspects it is a prayer Not The Hot Chick rug but it suits Fly to lie on it and fantasize endlessly his mind filled with dreams of gladiators sailors or women in need of Pegged and Plugged at the Club rescue Fly does occasionally share his seed with women but he prefers to be alone perhaps to concentrate on his imaginary world Tunnel Through Time rather than working to please another view spoilerViolence has a central Game of Bimbofication, Part 3 role in this narrative Violence is part of our worlds though it is visited upon some than others Fly himself is violent though he seems to use it as a means of communication Game of Bimbofication, Part 2 rather than from psychopathy Taxi drivers begin to turn up dead killed in gruesome ways The litany of the dead Sermons Preached Upon Several Occasions, Vol. 1 of 5 recalls Roberto Bola o s 2666 in which he lists endlessly the names of Mexican girls killed in the desert over a period of years The victims in this novel are male immigrants on the night shift We are set up to imagine the killers of the taxi drivers to be the work of two feral boys who grew up The Fatima Century rough and live under an overpass by a Leah Starrs Revenge river Fly knows the boys and tries to help them but finds his efforts too little too late One of the boys mother is a drug addict the nominal father a pimp I don t judge those who can t dream Fly saysOther people are murdered a psychiatrist an industrialist a college professor The boys admit to these murders though the mystery of the taxi drivers Pieces 8 (Pieces, remains unsolved By the end nearly everyone close to Fly is dead or disappeared He flies hide spoiler

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Carnival

O's Game and Cockroach comes an eagerly anticipated new novel about the beautiful tw. Carnival what a mess and how happy I am to turn your last page and finally feel peace I ve been tortured for days by this book but I don t know why I enjoyed it Going up and down jumping from a story to another without a real plot and without a real purpose That s how I could describe this bookThe main Character is Fly a man who lives his days without a purpose he enjoyed his Taxi rides without thinking what I m going to do next he is so lonely so ironic and obsessed with masturbation Even the writer criticize himself for the excessive mentioning of masturbation After getting into the cab Sally spots a copy of Jean Genet s Our Lady of the Flowerssitting on Fly s dashboard A reader she says and smiles before offering some very unstripper like literary criticism Listen I have nothing against masturbation but don t you think the act is a bit overdone in this novel The book was so enjoyable in so many parts but it sucks in so many others there is not a real link between the different acts it was so confusing and uncomfortable The smart narrative style and the rich text kept me attached and gave me a reason to read one page every time I decided to give up I m so sure that I missed so many things in this book so please I would like to discuss it with anyone who read it it will be great to have an answer to all these uestions that keep echoing in my head There was a lot of symbolism and I m afraid I didn t get all of it Homewrecker real plot and without a Make your own model forts & castles real purpose That s how I could describe this bookThe main Character is Fly a man who lives his days without a purpose he enjoyed his Taxi Tremors of Fury (The Days of Ash and Fury rides without thinking what I m going to do next he is so lonely so ironic and obsessed with masturbation Even the writer criticize himself for the excessive mentioning of masturbation After getting into the cab Sally spots a copy of Jean Genet s Our Lady of the Flowerssitting on Fly s dashboard A How Julian and Nigel Turned Each Other Gay (Inadvertently), or So They Both Claim reader she says and smiles before offering some very unstripper like literary criticism Listen I have nothing against masturbation but don t you think the act is a bit overdone in this novel The book was so enjoyable in so many parts but it sucks in so many others there is not a Illustrated Workbook for Self-Therapy for Your Inner Critic rich text kept me attached and gave me a Earthfall (Homecoming, reason to A Daddy for Christmas read one page every time I decided to give up I m so sure that I missed so many things in this book so please I would like to discuss it with anyone who Banned in Britain read it it will be great to have an answer to all these uestions that keep echoing in my head There was a lot of symbolism and I m afraid I didn t get all of it

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Isted existence of life in the modern city told from the perspective of a taxi drive. This review appeared originally in Cleaver Magazine Fly the narrator of Rawi Hage s fabulist novel Carnival released in the US on June 17 is a literature obsessed taxi driver and child of circus performers who imagines himself a super hero avenging wrongs perpetrated on the vulnerable and the poor Books particularly the subversive kind are his sword One night he picks up an arguing couple The woman Mary is crying Her husband berates her for her introverted bookish ways He wants some action I am tired of this do you understand he saysFly flies into a rage forces the husband out of the car leaves him by the side of the road and brings sweet Mary back to his book stuffed apartment And she laughed and walked among the garden of books he says and then we took off our fig leaves and made love in the corner where verses from heaven touched our bare cracked asses that hopped and bounced like invading horses in the holy lands He goes onWe flew out of the city and we landed on the page where Moses split the sea and the Jews marched between those suspended mountains of water hovering humming on both sides and the poor expelled merchants wondered if Moses knew what the fuck he was doing What if his hand got tired and he accidentally dropped his magic cane or got distracted by a wet desert ass or lost his sandals or what if that lush single malt of a God changed his mind again and the fucking Red Sea closed in on them with its menstrual red liuidIt s unusual for Fly to have a partner in these imagined sexual literary journeys On most days he lies down on the magic carpet he inherited from his father and masturbates while traveling to far off lands fighting in epic wars crossing rivers and visiting bathhouses Hage wants to say naturally that reading and writing are acts of both inward self absorption and outward imagination I once contemplated becoming a novelist myself says Fly but instead I stopped typing and picked up another creative habit that has kept my fingers busy ever since Flying solo on his magic carpet Fly is free unleashed from the demands and expectations of others It s an enticing possibility certainly Fly s visceral need to escape and yet hover nearby is reminiscent of Cosimo Italo Calvino s twelve year old protagonist of The Baron in the Trees who escapes his insecure father and pedantic overbearing mother by going to live in the oaks and walnut and olive trees of the family s estateThe problem with masturbation as escape perhaps not unlike living in the trees is that it s ultimately unsatisfactory the act may evoke powerful sensations even feelings of the eternal but emotionally it s limiting And that s the problem with this book Hage is a truthteller Fly as a child in the circus was employed as a discerner of secrets But for all of his ability to clarify break down and isolate the undercurrents and deficiencies of society Carnival lacks emotional depth and nuance Indeed Hage s love of literature gets in the way he s too busy making clever references to other writers and books and he puts too much faith in the conceit of the liberal wise compassionate open minded and yet non believing writer as a foil to small mindedness greed and stupidity But the great force of literature is its ability to explore the short sighted and parochial nature of man and not condemn itThis is not to say Carnival s characters lack depth The plot centers on Otto an empathetic but highly dogmatic political activist who is Fly s accomplice righting wrongs against amoral CEOs of multi national corporations vapid rich kids and pathological psychiatrists But Otto a victim of society breaks down and commits a horrible act Hage portrays Otto s descent with evenhanded care and love We are capable of harm concludes FlyHage has written Carnival his third novel entirely in monologue a difficult form Fly s voice alone has to sustain the reader who also must feel terrific empathy for Fly the author doesn t deliver Hage seems to admire the Hungarian novelist Bohumil Hrabal one of the many authors he refers to in the text But Hrabal was a capable of delivering monologue that was outrageous but also hilarious and very very sadOne problem is that Otto s earnest moralism invades Fly s own language this has the effect of distancing the reader Moreover the monologue is filled with predictable and therefore uninteresting condemnation of miscreants polluters suburbanites Catholic priests and even lawns When Fly brings a pair of typical beer bingeing sports fans to his prostitute friend Linda and the encounter falters for the poor behavior of the Johns Fly beats them upThere was nothing in the news about tourists getting robbed fucked or punished Idiots like that are usually too proud to admit defeat They just go and get drunk and numb their wounds and the next day go to the gym and pump iron and check their muscles in the mirrorThere is no mirror that they pass and do not greet with a flex of biceps or the slow landing of a leg Inflated balloons with broken cords always walking as if they are taking their first step on the moonContrast this withering assessment with the nuanced tone of the take out of a similar scene from Calvino s The Baron in the Trees Here Cosimo s brother the narrator describes the outcome of an episode in which Cosimo s love interest Viola known as the Sinforosa has duped the band of urchin boys who also live in the treesWhat happened afterward was difficult to understand the Sinforosa s betrayal seemed to have been twofold partly her having invited them into her own garden to eat fruit and then getting them beaten up by her servants and then her having made a favorite of one of them a certain Bel Lor who was still jeered at it for it and another a certain Ugasso at the same time and set them against each otherOne of these episodes or some episode like these or all these episodes together had caused a break between the Sinforosa and the band and now they talked of her with a bitterness mingled with regretHage who was born in Lebanon and lives in Montreal is profoundly interested in the global forces that bear down on society his book attempts to take account of the impact on people of migration racism and global capitalism It consistently sides with the losers even when they commit horrendous crimes But Hage makes a mistake it seems to me in devising an escapist narrative to confront the dysfunction that s only grounded in an imaginary city if it s Montreal I don t uite recognize it during the bloated week of carnival This disconnection became apparent to me toward the end of the book when over the course of a few days a number of taxi drivers are murdered Each killing is described in detail somewhat in the fashion of Roberto Bola o s clinical description of murdered factory girls in the masterpiece 2666 Hage s account of the taxi murders made me think of Bola o that was Hage s point I imagine in this novel about books and reading but also long for Bola o s emotional precision and his simultaneous attention to the sad hollowed out cry of anyone attempting to live