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Under the Volcano by Malcolm Lowry
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Dec 01, 2008

it was amazing
bookshelves: fiction
Recommended for: anyone
read count: 6

This is the best novel written and published in the twentieth century, as far as I know, because it is perfect, brilliant and very convincing and enjoyable on all literary levels: structure and compostion, theme(s), characters, economy (of characters and events), rhythm, development (of characters and storylines), musicality, use of metaphor, use of symbolics, poetry (in style and general composition), depth, humour, drama and ways to seduce the reader. All things you would expect from a good literary read are there.

So those five stars don't really suffice to make my point. I'ld make it ten.

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