The Favourite Game by Leonard Cohen(89)

This is a wonderful novel.  It is funny, satirical and sad.  It is a true portrait of an artist from his early days to the time when he became successful and accomplished.

Leonard Cohen had quite a life. The novel is autobiographical in many ways and it captures how Cohen started as an artist. He had moments of self-doubt…or shall I say many. But what artist doesn’t.  He has also had a lot of heartaches, usually in the hands of lovers. And that is also expected for artists and all of us.

I think hardship occurs for artists more often than for ordinary folk though. I think the reason for this is because they look at the world very differently. They have a sensitivity and a perspicuity that most ordinary folks don’t have. This is why they are artists and most people can’t be musicians and artists.

This book captures and assesses the human condition as a comedy and a satirical exposition. It is a must read for all Cohen lovers. It will give the reader a better appreciation of this great mind and heart.

Rating: 5 stars

Reviewed by: Irene S. Roth


About irenesroth

I am a freelance and academic writer. I am currently writing a book called `Fearless Freelance Writers`. Please look out for it soon on this blog.
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