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The Painted Bird by Jerzy Kosiński
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Jan 01, 2010

it was amazing
bookshelves: horror, memoir, literary-fiction, metaphysical-spiritual, weird

This book was so powerful, and had such impact on me, that I could not finish it. Although considered a work of fiction, Kosinski makes it clear in his preface that the story of the boy comes from his own wartime experience. This book is harrowing, disgusting, repugnant, and horrific, and with each act of brutality, I was forced to remember that this was real. This was real for Kosinski, and this is REAL human nature, and could be a reality that anyone of us could experience, should your raw deal cards all fall correctly. And so I had to stop reading. For those with stronger stomachs and hearts, your should try to make it to the end of this book.
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