Recollections of the Golden Triangle

Recollections of the Golden Triangle A provocative novel by the most influential living French writer Recollections of the Golden Triangle is a tour de force a literary thriller constructed of wildly diverse elements fantasy and dream

  • Title: Recollections of the Golden Triangle
  • Author: Alain Robbe-Grillet J.A. Underwood
  • ISBN: 9780802152008
  • Page: 488
  • Format: Paperback
  • A provocative novel by the most influential living French writer, Recollections of the Golden Triangle is a tour de force a literary thriller constructed of wildly diverse elements fantasy and dream, erotic invention, and the stuff of popular fiction and movies taken to its farthest limits.A secret door that is opened slightly by an electronic device, a beautiful hanged fA provocative novel by the most influential living French writer, Recollections of the Golden Triangle is a tour de force a literary thriller constructed of wildly diverse elements fantasy and dream, erotic invention, and the stuff of popular fiction and movies taken to its farthest limits.A secret door that is opened slightly by an electronic device, a beautiful hanged factory girl, a pale young aristocrat whose blood apparently nourishes his vampiric lover, the evil Dr Morgan who conducts his experiments in tertiary dream behavior, the beautiful and sinister women from the world of horror films, and the investigating police, who are not all what they seem to be, are just some of the ingredients of this intriguing new novel by the French master of the intellectual thriller, whose novels and films have effectively changed the way we can look at the real world today.Recollections of the Golden Triangle challenges the reader to find his own meaning in its descriptions, clues, and contradictions, and to play detective by assembling the pieces of the fictional puzzle.

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    • Jack Tripper says:

      Though I understood even less of this than I did my previous (and only other) Robbe-Grillet read, The Voyeur, I actually enjoyed this one a bit more. Again, it was virtually impossible for me to follow exactly what was happening much of the time, but the novel was filled with loads of mesmerizing and surreal-yet-disturbing images, many of which will still unsettle me at random times even though it's been over two weeks since I'd finished reading it. I also appreciated the fact that in the two de [...]

    • Nate D says:

      Recollections of the Golden Triangle is amazing and puzzling and frustrating. As a hyper-stylized pulp-avant-garde, it is utterly unique and highly effective, rendering sinister secret societies, post-apocalyptic architecture, corrupt police forces, shady medical experiments, and various sex, violence, and sleaze in immaculate sentences and paragraphs that smoothly cross all traditional boundaries in narrative structure. Particularly fascinating, the novel is full of Alain Robbe-Grillet's slippe [...]

    • Jeff Jackson says:

      Some folks like to claim the Nouvelle Roman was a dead-end for literature. But this remarkable narrative of shifting tunnels and cycling stories not only shows Robbe-Grillet's advancement as a writer from his more celebrated early works, but it contains a myriad of unexplored pathways for the novel as a whole. Don't get caught napping. 4.5 stars.

    • Chumbert Squurls says:

      When I picked up House of Leaves a couple months ago, I expected it to be complex and mystifying fully realizing the labyrinth described. This book lives up to be everything that House of Leaves failed at. The format of this book is unconventional: scenes and narrators switch back and forth from one another within paragraphs and the whole story is spat out in a stream of consciousness style. Each story within the story is a piece of a vast and intricate puzzle concerning the police's mysterious [...]

    • Liviu says:

      This book is so crazy that it definitely belongs to the speculative field. While I read the book twice and started to understand it better, I need at least one more reread to make real sense of it though it may still be that there is no such "real sense' with the time shifts, the narrative shifts and the moving around of characters, but it is a truly haunting and visual book that just throws at you unforgettable imagery If you want a mind bender which is short but offers more than novels three t [...]

    • Philip Bardach says:

      Despite an often clunky translation not to mention much rank misogyny, there is far too much to recommend about this book in its unconventional & often dreamlike narrative to write it off as a snuff fantasy like I'd imagine many would be inclined to do. This pretty much defies explanation, but definitely worth reading if this is what you're into.

    • Derek says:

      blogged about it here:5cense/12/bangkokmClassic Robbe-Grillet. Very detailed, surgical descriptions. Like reading a geometry or logic book written by an obsessive-compulsive lunatic with a fine arts degree in architecture. Not a lot happens, but something about the meticulous methodology makes you think every detail must mean something.

    • Joao says:

      Not a straight story.

    • Billy Dagger says:

      Disgusting fantasies, not sure what he was thinking when he wrote this. Enjoyed minimally on the side of intrigue and keeping me interested, enjoyed the collapsing narrative style whatever

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