Has anyone here read Nostromo?
Posted by Tabernacles E. Townsfolk on 9/5/2017, 11:32 pm
Does it pick up, ever? I'm 144 pages (of 396) into it and so far it's 144 pages of exposition; it seems like action just may be around the corner, but then I thought that 50 pages ago. So far it's just been introducing the people and places and political divisions of the novel; even the title character has made only four or five appearances, each time little more than a paragraph.
It's a somewhat difficult slog; many characters, minor as well as major, go by more than one appellation and you're expected to remember a bit character introduced by a sentence or two 20 pages ago, and dialogue and relative clauses are often ambiguous. But I've sunk too much into it to quit.
No spoilers please.
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