Time Must Have a Stop
Sebastian Barnack, a handsome English schoolboy, goes to Italy for the summer, and there his real education begins. His teachers are two quite different men: Bruno Rontini, the saintly bookseller, who teaches him about things spiritual; and Uncle Eustace, who introduces him to life's profane pleasures.
The novel that Aldous Huxley himself thought was his most successful at "fusing idea with story," Time Must Have A Stop is part of Huxley's lifelong attempt to explore the dilemmas of twentieth-century man and to create characters who, though ill-equipped to solve the dilemmas, all go stumbling on in their painfully serious comedies (in this novel we have the dead atheist who returns in a seance to reveal what he has learned after death but is stuck with a second-rate medium who garbles his messages).
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - TakeItOrLeaveIt - LibraryThing
the novels Mr. Huxley wrote in the 40's take a different tone than the essays he was writing at the time. it is clear that fiction escapes him, although his flair for writing still shows. 'TIme must ... Read full review
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Halfway through this satire I realized it was futile to view it as anything but entertainment. Huxley's wallowing in trifle and snobbery bowled him over. It is unfortunate that this wasn't just one ... Read full review
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