Humboldt's Gift (Classic, 20th-Century, Penguin)

Humboldt's Gift - Saul  Bellow Well, it's definitely not a quick read. The humor is wry and sometimes, I give a little start, then realize something funny just went by and I go back and read it again. So, it's slow progress.

OK, am done with the book now. I did like it - the central theme, the characters. I liked how Humboldt always striving for perfection in Art and Beauty as ideals, will eventually be remembered for a couple of potboilers he has scripted. How Citrine finally managed to find the right balance.

BUT, i could have been spared some of the extremely long detours on anthroposophy and the Angels and the Spirits fo the Form and Personality. Gah.