Ben's Reviews > The Melancholy of Resistance

The Melancholy of Resistance by László Krasznahorkai
Rate this book
Clear rating

's review
Jan 20, 2008

it was amazing
Read in June, 2007

Easily one of the best books I read last year, it reads like Thomas Bernhard rewriting Dostoyevksy's The Devils. The language is very dense, claustrophobic, and hypnotic.

Another reviewer mentioned that this book was the source of Bela Tarr's Werkmeister's Harmonies, an extremely beautiful movie, a masterpiece in its own right, but a very poor translation of this wonderful book. It captures none of the unbearable tension, the darkness, and sense of impending doom in this book.
1 like · flag

Sign into Goodreads to see if any of your friends have read The Melancholy of Resistance.
Sign In »

No comments have been added yet.