Jacob’s Hands

jacobs handsBy Aldous Huxley and Christopher Isherwood.

This was a very pleasant little fable, although the events were less than pleasurable for Jacob himself. I really enjoyed the prose of the novel and the questions it threw up in an unassuming way. There wasn’t anything big or clever about the book but it left you thinking, stroking the beard contemplatively and staring into the distance. It was very different to the Huxley I have read before – maybe it was Christopher Isherwood’s influence. I had never heard of Isherwood previously but I might take a little look at some of his books. This was a very worthwhile way to spend a few hours.

Soundtrack: Johnny Cash – Personal Jesus.

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