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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,626 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Samuel Beckett Narrator: Sean Barrett and Dermot Crowley Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Written initially in French, later translated by the author into English, Molloy is the first book in Dublin-born Samuel Beckett's trilogy. It was published shortly after WWII and marked a new, mature writing style, which was to dominate the remainder of his working life. Molloy is less a novel than a set of two monologues narrated by Molloy and his pursuer, Moran.

In the first section, while consumed with the search of his mother, Molloy lost everything. Moran takes over in the second half, describing his hunt for Molloy. Within this simple outline, spoken in the first person, is a remarkable story, raising the questions of being and aloneness that marks so much of Beckett's work, but is richly comic as well. Beautifully written, it is one of the masterpieces of Irish literature.

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by April | 2/18/2014

    " I confess that I am rating this before completion. This is cheating I know, but I promise to come back to this review upon completion...I think I will complete it? I just had to rant about how modernity is such a sad existence. The end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Abby | 2/3/2014

    " A puzzling book, but that was to be expected. It's Beckett, after all. The narrators are so strange and so deeply unreliable that their fragmented stories produce a dizzying effect on the reader's mind. Memory is fleeting and often a liar; Molloy and Moran morph toward one another; "'It is midnight. Rain is beating against the window.' It was not midnight. It was not raining." "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Fernando Eguez | 2/3/2014

    " I really enjoyed reading Molloy. It is a bizarre book that consists of two narration. The first part is by Malloy who lives in his mother's room. He describes the journey of looking for his mother. The entire time he is narrating, he is in his mother's room. The second part is by Detective Jaques Moran. He is assigned to look for Molloy. As the story moves along, there starts to show many similarities between Molloy's and Moran's journey. My favorite character was Molloy. He makes such a beautiful description of all the weird habits that he was, such as sucking pebbles that he keeps in his pocket. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Steve | 1/15/2014

    " Hard to say if I "enjoyed" Beckett's prose. I'm satisfied to have read what I read. Never cold finish this book, nor the rest of his trilogy. "

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