Lunarreader in 2018
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List of books read in 2018, updated at every completed book:
1. De Pijn by Marguerite Duras - January, 5th - ****
2. Komt een paard de kroeg binnen by David Grossman - January, 15th - ****
3. De Vrolijke Wijsheid by Alexander Roose - February, 18th - ***'
4. De Blinde Uil by Sadegh Hedayat - March, 3rd, ***'
After the re-read of De Pijn by Marguerite Duras, a hurtfull short novel illustrating pain and suffering so strong that you actually feel bad yourself, now my second read for this new year: Komt een paard de kroeg binnen by David Grossman.
This is a very weird book, very well written, nicely composed but ... it also breaks you down, slowly, determined, with glimmers of hope in between, but ending dramatically. And it's about stand up comedy!
The story doesn't let you go, so be warned. But read it, it's great, emotional, tender, compelling, sometimes witty and funny but .... is comedy always ending happily?
oooh interesting tastes. TBR is growing much too quickly since I joined this group.
>7 shuwanted: i wish you a lot of success with your TBR pile.... Keep up the good work. :)
>6 Lunarreader: both these books appeal, but I'm especially curious about the Grossman.
>9 dchaikin: hi, yes i did like it. But the setup of the story is rather special and so i can also imagine that some people will not like it at all. Try it. :)
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