Resembling the complex and fragmented way a fly's eye works, Natural Novel contains a myriad of storylines, reflections, and digressions, including a history of toilets and the graffiti found there, a meditation on the relationship between bees and language, and an attempt to write a book using only verbs.
Incredibly funny at times, this novel is driven by the narrator's need to come to terms with his dissolving marriage and his wife's infidelity with their close friend. Gospodinov's first novel is both broad in scope and intensely personal, illustrating the impossibility of presenting life truthfully.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - hemlokgang - LibraryThing
This novel is unique, it is a somewhat stream of consciousness tale, it is a tale of disconnection, both interpersonal and literary. This is Gospodinov's debut novel, and I found it to be witty ... Read full review
NATURAL NOVELUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
A brief, witty, experimental debut novel about the sorrowful fragmented musings of a newly divorced man—originally published in 1999 in Bulgarian.The hapless first-person narrator, who functions as ... Read full review