how well did this work as an exploration of reading?
how effective was the nested - or rather always-going-on-to-new-things - narrative style?
were you frustrated by the constantly changing narrative? and if you were do you consider this a success of the writer for matching your character to the Reader's experience or otherwise?
did you relate to the characters? e.g. what did you think of the Reader, Other Reader etc?
for me perhaps the most effective bit was when we had the writer's perspective of silas flannery, including thoughts about tormented and productive writers, and thoughts about readers reading his work - anyone else feel that?
and at a trivial level did anyone else feel this was a book they had to make notes about to keep up with it properly? i didn't keep notes by the way, and just drifted with the flow!
would you reread this book?
would you read other works by italo calvino?
overall did you enjoy the book?
answers from me to last three: NO, YES (already have, and will do more), and NO