Arnon Grunberg



A friend recommended Graham Greene’s novel “A Burnt-Out Case”. I am on page 32 but there are already many sentences, which I underlined.

A selection:
“If no change means peace, this certainly was peace.”

“He had a passion for slaughtering any living thing, as though only man had the right to a natural death.”

And my favorite: “Suffering is something which will always be provided when it is required.”

By all means, suffering isn’t scarce. (Although, once I wrote a novel about a young man who embarked on a quest for suffering.)

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