Andrew's Reviews > House of Day, House of Night

House of Day, House of Night by Olga Tokarczuk
Rate this book
Clear rating

by
175164
's review
Oct 30, 2007

it was amazing
bookshelves: polish
Read in October, 2007

Another certain-to-be favorite book of the year.

One of the most original books as well. The story is loosely based around a rural site in southern Poland and focused upon a pair of small scale farmers. There are diversions into historical events, other villagers and the lives of saints. The stories are deep in metaphor, in "magical realism" and in Milosz-esque ruminations about the spiritual relationships between humans, the environment and God. The scope of the book was pretty tremendous but I'd recommend it even as a light read.

The biggest regret I had was not being able to renew or finish the book before the library's deadline.
1 like · flag

Sign into Goodreads to see if any of your friends have read House of Day, House of Night.
Sign In »

No comments have been added yet.