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Fatelessness by Imre Kertész
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Jun 01, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: autobiographical
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I read this book because I loved "Night" so much. I assumed that it would be very similar. I was mistaken. This is a very different autobiography than "Night." Kertesz is more interested in describing what happens to his main character as a Jew in the concentration camps than creating an emotional response in the reader. That is not to say that reading this story doesn't impact the readers' emotions, it is to say that Kertesz describes what happens with almost a clinical distance from the main character. This was a well written (albeit different) look at the Holocaust. The last ten pages or so of the novel finally showcase what the main character has been through and how that person has changed.

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