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On the Edge of Reason by Miroslav Krleža
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Apr 04, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: easteuropean-literature
Read from April 04 to 11, 2012

the book is about a rich dude who speaks his mind at a richer and more publically recognised dudes house party about a crime the richer dude committed. its about speaking your mind in the face of all the odds. its about the european angst ting. reminded me of crime and punishment where at one point you completely believe in the case for the plaintiff but then are swayed onto the side of the defendent. good stuff short book. there is also a section at the end which randomly mentions a famous pianist who played in the public place incognito ... this was very similar to when classical violinist Joshua Bell appeared incognito on a subway platform in Washington, D.C. one cold winter morning and played his heart out for tips, a few months back; if you havent seen this check out the link and watch it through to the end because one lady out of the hundreds that must have passed him DOES recognise him and the quality of his music.
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Isil How is this one?

Sunny reminds me a bit of the trial by kafka ... mainly because there is a trial in there ... its ok ... typpical european (russian/slovanic angst) but not typical in a bad way ... its about a dude that gets blamed for speaking his mind in a public gathering (he says it under his breath almost at first) - but the person he slanders is a big fish. its a short book. the trial scence reminds me of dostoevskis crime and punishment also where you go from being completely overwhelmed by the plaintiffs case and then being taken completely onto the other side when the accused gets his chance to speak. probably worth a checkout.

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