Sunday, 14 August 2016

Life of a Good For Nothing by Joseph von Eichendorff

"She took some too and we sat together happily cracking nuts and gazing out into the silent landscape."

So your dad tells you that you are a lazy sod and off you trot, playing your guitar to pick up chicks, lying a garden sprouting poetry and eating nuts with the love of your life. Such is the life of a good for nothing.
This novella, at a lovely little 110 pages, was a quick win on the 1001 books I am really trying to get through list. It is also a blissfully meandering work that is gorgeously written and certain to put you in a dream like mood.

5 out of 5 meandering journeys are what life is all about.

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