Being There by Jerzy Kosiński

Being There by Jerzy Kosiński

This is once again a book that I have had to read for school, but I did not find it dreadfully boring (as some school books are). I enjoyed it and it relates very well to the current political situation. Kosinski sets up a novel with Chance, a grown man who does not know how to read or write is thrown into the political arena and despite what the reader would expect, Chance thrives in this environment. Kosinski is commenting on politics through this novel. The main plotline of this novel is about Chance going out into the world for the first time. He has lived inside the house of the Old Man and only been in contact with the Old Man, the maid that works there and the television. Chance passes all of his time either gardening or watching television. Chance learns everything he knows from it. Kosinski calls into question television and whether or not it reflects or shapes society? This is a novel best read with a group as there is much to analyze, there is also some mature content, so just be aware of that.  I enjoyed reading it because there was so much depth, there were tons of “aha” moments within this book.

 

$9.37
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