I did not expect to read this book in this circumstance. I meam while half awake and half rush. this is the possible text book for the absurd ltierature course. even though i can not know for sure if it is going to happen. of course, i've heard this book. it seems to be a necessity for ltierary students to know it. however my delay encountering with it never bothers me a lot. Certainly i am full aware the significance of both the work and the author, still, i am reluctant to read it earlier. i gusee it is the sense of rebellion that drives me away from it for a long time. anyway, i did read it these days and found i was right before. that is, it is impossible for me to LOVe it. i do appreciate the excellent writing skill, (maybe i should not even say so, for i read the Chinese version) and the ambition to relate to various things in the novel. Yes! the author is ambitious and this is probably the best word i cound use to describe him. he is so ambitious that he juxtapose numerous isses. human beings and animal; love; rebellion, nature and human beings, religion and human beings; homosexual, erotic, political affair, WW2, communism, urban life and country life, alienation, .............. Yes, what an ambitious writer!