Bruno's Dream by Iris Murdoch

The novel revolves around an elderly man named Bruno, who is bedridden and obsessed with spiders and the nature of reality as he nears the end of his life. As he reflects on his past and contemplates his mortality, the story delves into the complex relationships and emotional entanglements of his family and close acquaintances. The narrative weaves through themes of love, infidelity, and the search for meaning, exposing the intricate web of human connections and the personal struggles each character faces. The protagonist's dreamlike introspections and the interactions among the ensemble cast reveal the profound impact of personal history and the nuances of human behavior.

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