13 October 2010

The life before us

“Monsieur Hamil had often told me that Time comes slowly from the desert with its camel caravans and isn’t in any hurry because it’s carrying eternity on its back. But Time is always nicer to talk about than to see on the face of an old man who’s sinking a little more every day, and if you want my honest opinion Time is just a thief.”
                                
                                                        The life before us by Romain Gary

8 comments:

Lotus said...

Thanks much, it has been a while that I was looking for this author, based on my memories from a novel I read in Farsi from him (Goodbye Gary Cooper :)

Just simple nostalgia, lol

Daisy said...

I should check out this book,Goodbye Gary Cooper. :)
and you're welcome

Lotus said...

That was the Farsi title, I looked at English titles of his books (in Wiki) and could not find anything close!

Daisy said...

The English title is ,The Ski Bum. The Farsi title is exact translation form the original French title: Adieu Gary Cooper.

Lotus said...

Thanks a lot!
I remember that when I was undergrad at Sharif, I read a chunk of the book in the bus from school to home, and when I got out of the bus, for a few seconds I literally did not recognize where/when I was ... Anyway, I have a good memory of this book, and I am curious how I like the book after about 20 years :)

Daisy said...

let me know when you reread the book.

I really like the life before us and I'm thinking the next book I read should be Goodbye Gary Cooper.

Maman said...

its very difficult to find this book. did you get it from library?

Daisy said...

yes, i got it from the library but i don't recommend the book to you. it's a very very sad story...