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Literary, overly ponderous style with a self-absorbed narrator. It’s what many of my friends would call a “Jackie book” because it moves a little slowly but not too much for me. I get the wish to be literary, but you also have to tell a story, and you can’t wait until the middle of a book to begin telling it.
A Castle in Romagna received the award for best first novel in Croatia in At first, this was a challenge to read. It’s much harder in the moment. A Castle in Romagna received the award for best first novel in Croatia stilica This follows the writing style of Dostoevsky and Tolstoy, two of several authors whom Richter references in his writings and calls them friends.
This journey takes him to Sarajevo during that terrible war, and encounters he could never have envisioned. It also came across as being quite melodramatic.
Elijahova stolica by Igor Štiks (2 star ratings)
The haunting words and world of Sarajevo needed to be read and understood. I really wanted to like this book. To say this book is unusual is putting it mildly.
Not too interesting til midway This was hard to follow at times and not exactly page-turner but the story was OK once it got going. I suppose it was about ethnic cleansing.
Some interesting sub stories along the way. Richard Richter, the title character, is a writer of some celebrity that upon moving home to Vienna from Paris learns new and naturally, earth shattering information his parents. The book has an interesting prose, which was difficult to figure out how much was the style of the author and how much was due to the translation. A Castle in Romagna in and Elijah’s Chair in No trivia etiks quizzes yet.
It’s written in first person and seemed very much autobiographical and overly emotional.
I think there were parts that were unnecessary and distracting, but overall a good book. As it turned out, the effort was worth it. When it happened in the book, it was a great reveal.
Set during the Sarajevo war in Not an easy read, but ultimately a good read. His fiction, literary criticism and essays have appeared widely in journals and reviews of the former Yugoslavia. It’s hard to say whether the author intentionally made it obvious or was hoping to catch the reader off guard.
It is a work of true literary fiction, in elijayova style of Dostoevsky and Joyce, with long descriptive sentences, which often contemplate on the ideas of fate, war, destiny, and identity.
To say much more would give away large sections of the plot.
The theme of view spoiler [suicide and incest hide spoiler ] are throughout the book, making it advisable to pass on this book if discussions of such topics are triggering for you. Unusual style, with the narrator musing, wondering, speculating, dropping obscure clues which I attribute to the author’s upbringing in Eastern Europe, with its culture quite different from my own. Want to Read saving…. I liked the book’s call for humanity and civic engagement – a An unusual book connecting the fate of people in Austria during WWII with the ‘s war in the former Yugoslavia.
The reason for the character’s despair became crystal clear and I could hardly put it down. The story unfolds slowly, spending time building up all the necessary pieces and giving enough depth to the main characters to make the reader more invested in their story.