The title says it all. That one by Musil is one of my favourite books and I’m just curious to see if there are others out there who have also read it (at least partly) and found it remarkable. True, it’s a long one. Some say it’s a philosophical essay in the form of a novel, and that’s a fact: it is about life, science, strange love, and mystic experiences. But most important of all, it’s about us, men without qualities. We are intelligent, we know a lot of things, we know what we want, we have a lot of qualities — still, we don’t have any. We are not united with them but we possess them, and we vaguely feel sometimes that it might be that actually they possess us. We have dissolved and lost something, says Musil, though we have gained the light of rationality and intellect. ‘The human brain has divided things successfully but those things have divided the heart.’ says Walter.