I didn’t really like this and I think it is mainly due to the fact I disagree with what it proposes. It features a writer who cannot enjoy all the positive reviews for his latest work since he feels that all reviewers are missing the most important point he is trying to make. When one such reviewer is alerted to his error, he tries to find the missing, overarching point.
I think books cannot be viewed this black and white. Reading a book is always an interpretation and I feel that not everyone should get the same from a book. The author of course will put his intentions into the work, but it is for the reviewer/reader themselves to determine whether they take that intention from the book or not. There is no right and wrong here, in my opinion.
The Figure in the Carpet (Little Black Classics #49) – Henry James