The Same Sea
The Same Sea is Amos Oz's most adventurous and inventive novel, the book by which he would like to be remembered. The cast of characters ranges from a prodigal son to a widowed father who has taken in his son's enticing young girlfriend, who in turn sleeps with her boyfriend's close friend. The author himself receives phone calls from his characters, criticizing the way he portrays them in his novel. In this human profusion there is chaos and order, love and eroticism, loyalty and betrayal, and ultimately an extraordinary energy.
"I wrote this book with everything I have. Language, music, structure--everything that I have. . . . This is the closest book I've written. Close to me, close to what I always wanted. . . . I went as far as I could."--Amos Oz
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Review: The Same SeaUser Review - Chris - Goodreads
This is quite evocative and lushly written. That said, I often questioned its form, which, at times, seemed arbitrary. Many of the sections in verse had such long lines that I wondered why they were broken in the first place. Regardless of the aimless form, this is certainly a rewarding work. Read full review