One of the most labyrinthine books that I've ever read. But I never lost the thread. Mr Calvino opens the book with an easy drawing-room conversation opener kind of a chapter. Since then it's a roller-coaster ride across a batch of unfinished stories that are abruptly cut short when they are on the edge of a climax. Ending as tantalising. Can call the book never-ending.
it can't be said through words ... it's just not a novel ... it reminds u of post modern linguistic philosophy ....it can't be said through words !
I read this book over and over again...
Postmodern and post-narrative, but simultaneously a great story.
I liked it less than Calvino's other works
Believe that the "The Author is dead?" Then you must read it on... It will really make you reconsider and most likely you will never speak about it again.
The only thing I've read by Calvino and it took me a bit to get into, but it's truly amazing.
The Bibliophile Club are discussing 'If on a Winter's Night a Traveler' here: http://www.shelfari.com/groups/35185/discussions/280981/November-2010-Reading-Selection-If-on-a-Winters-Night-a-Traveler .