Sunday, June 8, 2014
I have had The Sheltering Sky on my "to read" list for many years. I finally got around to reading it and found it utterly fascinating. It tells the story of three American travelers to North Africa after WWII, and focuses on their alienation, isolation, and ultimately, despair as they navigate life in a different culture of which they have little knowledge and much naivete. The novel takes a shocking turn at the end, highly unexpected. Definitely a classic and well worth the read, despite somewhat of a slow start.