The Man Without Qualities by Robert Musil

By Robert Musil

Set in Vienna at the eve of WWI, adn peopled with essentially the most memorable characters in literature, this novel provides a profound, witty, and extraordinary portrait of lifestyles because it dissects and attempts to outline the person within the sleek international.

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With surprising strength he lifted her, arching her back, leaving the ends of her blonde hair to dangle on the sheets. His eyes seemed to look deep into her, reading her cells, her blood, as it pulsed through her body. Misty didn’t know what was next, but she felt ready for anything. His warm hands explored her body, memorizing and massaging it. Pausing his caresses, he reached under the bed and pulled out something that looked like a wand. So that’s how he cast his spell over me. Of course, deep down, she knew the spell was cast the moment she laid eyes on him, she couldn’t help wondering about what was in his hand.

I can’t believe you’re back. ” “I’d like that, Miguel. ” she teased. With a grin, he responded, “No, Sylvia won’t mind. ” “Watch it, kiddo. I’m not that old. Okay, how about tonight? ” he replied. “Tonight it is. ” After Misty had made her rounds at the club, she began calling her clients to let them know she was back. To her surprise they had either not hired new personal trainers or quickly insisted they would dump the new hires to reunite with her. That was exactly what she wanted to hear. By next week, everything would be back to normal—almost.

Startled, she thought, That was quick. The message read: “Where are you guys? Thought I would try 1 more time to hook up with you before I leave Maui tomorrow AM. If you are still in town, let me know. We can all go for drinks. I’m @ the Lancaster Hotel. ” No way! He’s staying at my hotel! Could this be fate? No, it can’t be fate. Becca is supposed to be here with me. I can’t meet with him alone. She sat on a park bench for a spell to think. Suddenly room service and solitude seemed tasteless and lonely.

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