Given this considerable dichotomy, between the me that was significantly impressed by Mann's obvious talent, and the more emotional, "enjoyment-centric" me left wanting more by a narrative that seemed dry and lifeless, I’ve resolved to revisit this work in a few years (it's only 150 pages) for a follow up.
I would like to ask you to help me with understanding the passage in bold from the above excerpt. I understand that the author expressed the experience of reading Mann's novel. One side of his reader personality was impressed, the other has the objections. What does it mean "left wanting" from the context? Does the word "left" function as a verb?