halfway through Homo Faber, I really enjoy it so far.
remember liking that book too...
I really like the Faber-character, in the beginning the book describes him as totally rational, without being able to see all these non-rational things in life, the things literature and art in general (probably) are about, not even human relationships seem to mean anything at all to him at first (or even frighten him at some point, probably because he isn't able to predict them as he is able to predict everything else he cares about in his life), then you learn more about his past and his current situation and it seems to me that he is just that way because he is really lonely, and fled into his work and only focus on this because everything is clear for him that way (and safe), but emotional he is pretty much dead.
I'm curious on how the book will go on, I read that he will change his weltanschauung (anyone know why the german word is common in this context?) in the 2nd half of the book.
during your bildung, have you read kleiner mann, was nun? thinking of pulling that one out again...
no, never heard of it, to be honest (but my Bildung hopefully drags on for some more time