The "Bloomsbury Birthday Quids" are small editions of short stories by major writers, in a format and style of the "Bloomsbury Classics". Printed on high-quality paper, designed by Jeff Fisher, the books should become collectors' items. This title is "Maitre Mussard's Bequest" by Patrick Suskind....
|Title||:||Maître Mussard’s Bequest|
|Number of Pages||:||51 Pages|
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Maître Mussard’s Bequest Reviews
A bizarre story. If you have 30 minutes or less a thought provoking short story. An old Paris jeweler in retirement comes up with an interesting conspiracy theory which shell entertain you.
We find it all too easy to discredit conspiracy theorists. Either their leaps of logic are too wide for us to follow or the connections they make are too bizarre and unexpected to fit into our world view. Suskind plays with and develops this idea in Maitre Mussard's Bequest. In this very short read, 30 minutes from start to finish, Suskind offers, without comment, the final words of Mussard who knows and is trying to communicate the truth to his readers, that there is a giant, intelligent shell that governs the fate of our doomed world. Whenever he digs a hole he finds shells, thus logically, there are shells beneath the surface of every square foot of our world and these shells are drying out our world until it become barren desert and so with our bodies. Eventually, quite soon in the imagination of Mussard, the world will be swallowed and crushed by this shell overlord. It's an intelligent, weird and thought provoking piece of writing. One to grab if you're 30 minutes too early for an appointment. It will make you smile if nothing else.
Nette allegorische Erzählung über das Ende eines Lebens. Wer gerne zwischen den Zeilen liest, kommt hier auf seine Kosten. Wer weitere Gründe braucht, um sich diese sehr kurze Erzählung zu Gemüte zu führen, dem sei gesagt, dass es Süskind ist, wie nur Süskind sein kann.
irgendwas mit Muscheln...
It's simply delightful to watch the protagonist sink further and further into madness.
weer heel goed geschreven daardoor heel vlot gelezen, je zit altijd direct in het verhaal!
The vis lapidificativa in man and life. In my mind, the Suskind's darkest work.
This is kind of Kafka-esque but it is very bleak. I read it in an airport and on the plane on the way to London and was quite depressed afterwards.
Pure delight. Our author delights in obsessive individuals, and this short tale is no different.