Friday, January 25, 2013

I go into my library and all history unrolls before me.

Eastern Shore entrance on the old Hobart Bridge. Rose Bay. December 2012.

What's to Become of the Boy: Or, Something to Do with Books, Heinrich Böll: A brief memoir of a boy's life in Köln in the years immediately following the Nazi seizure of power. An interesting angle of the coming of age tale. B.

The Stranger, Albert Camus: It's hard to believe that I've managed to avoid the classic exemplar of the existential novel this long. I feel silly about doing so. A+.

End of a Mission, Heinrich Böll: Extremely funny, in a quiet, dry sense. As usual with Böll, a fantastic tale with fully realised characters. I loved it. A-.

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