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The Tin Drum by Günter Grass
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Mar 25, 08

Read in February, 2008

This is an epic, and great, work of fiction. I love how strong the voice of the individual comes through in this book - it is uncompromising in resisting conformity. Scenes like the onion cellar, the eels on the beach, the post office standoff are told so well, in the way that memory actually works. They really capture the fusion of reality - the objective movement of events in time, with the emotional charge that only hindsight really recognizes. I also loved how complex the book is and how many different levels of meaning can be discerned, yet the book remains highly readable and enjoyable throughout. I highly recommend The Tin Drum
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Ally The brand new group - Bright Young Things - is nominating books to read in January & The Tin Drum is among them. Its the perfect place to discuss your favourite books and authors from the early 20th Century, why not take a look...

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