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Brodeck by Philippe Claudel
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Nov 24, 09

bookshelves: 2009
Read in November, 2009

Actually 3.5 stars. I reserved this book months ago from the library and now that I finally got it, I can't remember why I reserved it. It took me quite a while to get into it but in the end I really liked it. It is set in a European village after "a great war" and told the story of what happened to Brodeck and his village because of the war and the fears created by the war. It's hard to explain what it's really about. I would say it is a fairly dark story that takes a while to come together, but in the end comes together in a quite disturbing and depressing way. With every turn of events I just found myself wondering how humanity can be so cruel and fearful of outsiders and differences. Not exactly an uplifting read, but interesting and well written.
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message 1: by Kim (new)

Kim That was a depressing review...


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