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« Preservation: A Modernist View | Main | Even the gods must go hungry »

April 30, 2008


I very much recommend reading the book, with the caveat that I myself have read it only in the original Hungarian, but not in the English translation.

In the book, the "detached incomprehension of the young protagonist" is ever-present, being a first-person narrative, and is shocking and disturbing to the extent that it makes reading on difficult sometimes.

What stuck with me from the book is how for so much of it the young boy appears to think that if he just works hard, if he just (as one of the characters once says) "shows them how the guys from Budapest work", his efforts will be recognized and rewarded somehow.

Great review, Ruchira -- I'll definitely plan to see this film.

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