Wednesday, January 31, 2007

If nobody seaks of remarkable things

I have been reading this book for some time. It's not particularly long or difficult to follow but I have been very busy and it is also worth taking time over.

It is the story of one ordinary street on one very ordinary day. The characters that populate this book are very ordinary and lead very ordinary lives.

And that is the beauty of this book. The writer has used prose of almost mesmeric beauty and created something that is almos poetic. It has a book that cuts to the heart of what it is to be human, of our underlying failings and sometimes heroic ability to deal with those failings. The passage that recounts how a badly scarred and ill single father deals with his lively and playfull 5 year old daughter, despite the pain he is in moved me to tears.

This is a wonderful book that I simply cannot plug enough.

Read it. Read it now.


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1 comment:

Rebecka said...

sounds like an amazing book, one to borrow next time a trip to the library is taken.