Friday, 28 March 2008

The Tin Drum by Gunter Grass (winner 1999)

Now I'm cheating a little bit with this one, cause I already included Gunter Grass in the list of laureates whom I've read. But I read this JUST before embarking on the Nobel Project, so going to do a quick summary anyway. To be ultra quick - read this book! It's the story of a malignant dwarf with the power to shatter glass with his voice in pre- and during- WW2 Danzig, and if that doesn't make you want to read it, I don't know what will. My memory, she ain't what she was, so any more incisive an analysis I probably can't provide, but it's a great book, you don't need to know any more than that.

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