Breathe To Read

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Friday, September 13, 2019

Read The World - Serbia - The Last Window Giraffe

Book: The Last Window Giraffe
Author: Peter Zilahy
Pages: 130
Book takes place in the country - YES
Author is from the country: NO
I have visited: NO

This is my 102nd read for the year.

I think the easiest is the Amazon review for this book: "This book is about the madness of everyday life under a dictatorship.  It shifts in theme and time, testing the borderlines of prose and poetry, fiction and non-fiction, history and autobiography - all in the unassuming guise of a child's ABC.  Filled with his own striking photographs, Peter Zilahy gives fascinating insight into a whole other universe behind the Iron Curtain."

This very short book reads mostly like an poetic encyclopedia.  It isn't an easy read, but an interesting one.  It is sad, creative, historical, informative, and beautiful all in one.  Would I recommend giving it a read?  Can't really tell.  The style is very hard - even in this short book - to keep your attention.  It took me awhile to get into it.  But I am glad I gave it a try and it will be a nice addition to the shelf.

Stars: 3

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