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Crabwalk by Günter Grass
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May 09, 2010

did not like it
Read in January, 2006

I'm sure if I tried reading this book again now (either in the original German, or in English) I'd actually be able to understand it, and then be able to find something in it that makes it worthwhile.

As things are right now, though, all I can really remember is trying to struggle through pages of German words that made absolutely no sense when put together. I'm sure my teacher meant well, but I wasn't the only one in my class having trouble.

Still, this book is hailed as classic German literature, and for that I think I might just give it another try later on in life. As soon as I can get past the language, and the total senselessness of it.

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grebrim You're giving the book one star because your German was too bad to understand it? I wonder what you're going to do to Tolstoi and Proust...

♥Xeni♥ Well, sure. If the language makes a book it sure is a bad way of trying to rate a book. But since I did read it, it's still going on my shelf.

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