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Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Today's Read The World - Bulgaria - The Physics of Sorrow

Book: The Physics of Sorrow
Author: Georgi Gospodinov
Pages: 283
Book takes place in the country: YES
Author is from the country: YES
I have visited: NO


This is my 81st read for the year.


This book jumps from generation to generation of the narrator's family.  The narrator recalls stories he was told about his dad all the way up to his great great grandparents.  He strings all the stories together around the myth of a minotaur.  

I cannot say much about this book because it was all over the place.  While I didn't hate it, I didn't love it.  It was a steady stream of consciousness that sometimes was hard to follow.  While certain parts of the book had great stories that peaked my interest, the way it was written was dizzying.  It is full of metaphors and clever writing. 

I don't know.  It was pretty short, so I didn't quit it.  And for now I will keep it as my Bulgaria book because this is one of the best known Bulgarian authors, so most of the books are by him.  

Stars: 3




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