Where Moe’s debut Restless was about being stuck, The Obvious is about trying to break free.
A young man experiments with psychedelic drugs to break out of his static state of mind and restart life.
The novel comes from the inside of the drug experience, as a journalized self-observation.
” I’m almost bumping into the dusty word of God, which only shows that even when you stretch sense to the utmost, in a desperate attempt to find something completely new and different, you’ll find just another foolishness, one finds a cosmic foolishness, yes, the utmost foolishness … one finds God- in other words you do not find anything. “
The Obvious depicts a journey into the forest and at the same time a journey into the narrator itself, where the distinction between forest and itself is becoming less sharp. The result is an honest and sometimes very humorous prose, where an autobiographical I is dissolving for the reader.