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The Siege by Ismail Kadare
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Jul 01, 2011

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Read from July 01 to 13, 2011

The nastiness of warfare hasn't changed much over the centuries. Kadare paints a picture of the siege of an Albanian castle/fortress. I found the first 40% rather mundane. It was only when Kadare started exploring the underlying cause/goals of war that I found the novel interesting. The novel was translated from Albanian to French to English, so I have to wonder what was lost in the translation. I'm glad I read this book, but I didn't love it.

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