This book is beautifully written, the story is a bit dissapointing (or perhaps this is one of those books you have to read more than once).
This book describes the fall of the Habsburger empire along the lives of three generations. An interesting theme, a style of writing I liked and some interesting and well worked out characters. Still I was a bit disappointed at the end. Maybe I expected too much or maybe I missed the point. Unsatisfying. #1001books Picture: Cadzand, Holland
It's day 7 of #marchintoreading. I'm putting this up in case anyone missed it and for any new Littens who want to join in!
In those days before the Great War when the events narrated in this book took place, it had not yet become a matter of indifference whether a man lived or died. When one of the living had been extinguished another did not at once take his place in order to obliterate him: there was a gap where he had been, and both close and distant witnesses of his demise fell silent whenever they became aware of this gap.
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A copy of this sat unread on my shelves for years back in Canada. It's either in a box somewhere at my parents' or more likely long gone when I liquidated my library of 10,000 books in order to move to Japan. I'm ready to recommit!