Tuesday, May 20, 2008

The Invention of Morel

Louise Brooks - The basis of the character 'Faustine' from 'The Invention of Morel'
About a year ago, I was listening to Radio 4's "A Good Read" when someone recommended The Invention of Morel by Adolfo Bioy Casares. I bought it and was quite taken with it. It's an odd story about a man stranded on an island that appears to be populated by people who are reliving the same week over and over again. The main protagonist follows one of the women, Faustine, around endlessly as he becomes increasing enamoured of her.

When I read it I thought "this is a bit like Lost, isn't it?". In the fourth season of Lost, Sawyer was seen carrying a copy of, you guessed it, The Invention of Morel. Well, well, well.

Why a picture of Louise Brookes? The character of Faustine is supposedly based on the actress. And she has good hair.

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Blogger Polarbear said...

The invention of the bob!

9:47 am  

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