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Das Mädchen, das Feuer fing  by Aimee Bender
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Jan 14, 2012

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bookshelves: 2012, german, short-stories, women-writers
Read from January 09 to 13, 2012

Bender has a knack for the absurd, and for presenting it with an almost more absurd normality. Like, as if it is a bit weird that a woman would give birth to her own dead mother, but life goes on and she still makes great stew.

I like that.

At least that's true for the first part of the short-stories in this book. The second part is completely pointless, the third part okay, but not as good. And no, I have no idea if there is any deeper meaning behind the division of the book into three parts. There was none that I could see, and I didn't spend too much time thinking about it, because, as amusingly absurd the stort stories are, none of are really worth analyzing. That's ok, though. Good entertainment doesn't necessarily have to have a deeper meaning.

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