This wry, worldly, erotic, and deeply moving account of one man's first half century is among the strongest works written by Theroux.
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By Alberto on 03-09-16
Only the Mask is real.
What made the experience of listening to My Other Life the most enjoyable?
I read this book in when it was first released in book form. It was wonderful to revisit this novel in oral form.I had to remind myself that this novel is fiction, not Autobiographic about Theroux. He is a fiction writer who has created this character who somewhat resembles the author, but it is not him. Bits and pieces of him, but not the true person. No one usually opens themselves to reveal l the truth about themselves.He has created a public fictional image. He uses his skill to have this "fictional" person. Good entertainment.
What was one of the most memorable moments of My Other Life?
The beginning when Theroux indicates the only truthful aspect of the novel is the mask of the main character, Paul Theroux.
Which scene did you most enjoy?
Enjoyed the story about his life in Singapore.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
No. It is too long.
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