18% Gray

November 25, 2009

Once at the end I started going through it backwards and then forward again. The idea of the principle of backward time in Zack Karabashliev‘s ‘18% Gray‘ novel (in Bulgarian) – “Maybe with every new decision we try to correct past events, which is impossible and therefore we are condemned to failure” – was fascinatingly rendered with the style of writing – cinéma vérité.

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I arranged these seashells in a square … for a reason, magically rendered in the book.

18% Gray‘ novel (2007) remotely reminded me of the sad story of The Curious Case of Benjamin Button‘s movie (2008).

4 Responses to “18% Gray”

  1. Nina Says:

    Moreover, man does not know his time: like fish caught in a treacherous net and birds trapped in a snare, so the sons of men are ensnared at an evil time when it suddenly falls on them. (Ecclesiastes, 9:12)

  2. Elena Ganeva Says:

    “Maybe with every new decision we try to correct past events, which is impossible and therefore we are condemned to failure” Interesting thought. Probably we burden people with sad expectations based on our past experience, and hence do not give them the freedom to be truely themselves… or we deprive ourselves from the complete beauty of being in a new situation, of being given another chance. Reni, this links to the comment on Dr. Kemal Mutishev, changing wrong mind sets. It would be nice, if we could just close the document, and start a blank page… and let the story roll on.

  3. Rayn@ Says:

    @ Nina: Thanks.
    @ Elena Ganeva: Above thought applies in the context of the principle of backward time. The whole book is a fantastic reading, which I think you will enjoy, Eli.


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