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To say this book is unusual is putting it mildly. I don't like to give spoilers in my reviews but I will say I thought the ...more
Trigger Warnings: Suicide (not graphically depicted); suicide ideation (discussed at length); wartime violence (not graphically depicted); incest (discussed at length; not graphically depicted)
While I enjoyed this book more than I expected, it is not a book for everyone. It is a work of true literary fiction, in the style of Dostoevsky and Joyce, with long descriptive sentences, which often contemplate on the ideas of fate, war, destiny, a ...more
There are very few settings more haunting than war-torn Sarajevo. Under the dark veil of suffering and violence in a city under seige, lies the very essence of humanity: the ability to find love among the pain, hope among the wreckage.
"The window was open and through it came the familiar voices of a Sarajevo wartime night. Somebody is dying. Somebody feels the pain of a wounded body. Somebody is mourning. Som ...more
A five star rating, except for the slow, slow beginning. I was nearly 3/4 thru the book before it grabbed me. The reason I kept at it was the sheer poetry, the way the author expressed his views. I'm a word geek, a metaphor lover, even when the plot plods. As it turned out, the effort was worth it. A Greek tragedy in modern garb. I shall carry it with me for a long time.
A tragic story of a man, Richard Richter, who through committing one of societies most deplorable actions, sets into motion a downward spiral. I found this book to be exhilarating at times as well as quite depressing. Set during wartime in Sarajevo, Richard finds his answer as well as putting himself in a situation of guilt and shame. I found myself routing for him on one level however wrong, only to finally accept his complete betrayal. The resounding moral and ethical questions will ...more
This book held my interest all the way through. Written in the first person as a manuscript, I felt I was reading a real persons account of the occurrences that led to the end. The characters were real. I would recommend this book to anyone who is interested in a tragic real feeling narrative.
... the likes of which I've not seen published since before the turn of the century. Outstanding work. Igor Stiks has given me hope that the craft of writing has not fallen by the wayside of the information highway.
Елияховият стол е поставен на мястото си. Пророчеството ...more
Ja nemam pojma zašto je prošlo skoro deset godina od objave ove knjige do tog da je pročitam. Kakav propust, kakva greška!
Dugo nisam znala što bih napisala u svoj osvrt, izuzev klišejiziranih superlativa s kojima bih drugima zvučala preushićeno (možebitno i opijeno) i toga da me tijekom čitanja pratio ne ...more
Het boek is geschreven als ware het een auto-biografie, en bevat dus een aa ...more
He was a postgraduate of the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po), where he received a master degree in Philosophy and he was working for Northwestern University (USA, Chicago) as a teaching assis ...more