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The Clown by Heinrich Böll
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Though I adored Billiards and Group Picture, I didn't like this one much at all. It was claustrophobic and joyless in the extreme, felt dated, engages in a polemic on issues that leave me utterly cold (Christianity in Postwar Germany), and lacks the lively *humanitas* of Böll's other work. I would not advice people starting with Böll to start here.
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July 30, 2015 – Shelved
July 30, 2015 – Shelved as: novels-german
July 30, 2015 – Finished Reading

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message 1: by Mariel (new)

Mariel I tried to start this a couple months ago. Didn't finish it.


message 2: by AC (new) - rated it 3 stars

AC Mariel wrote: "I tried to start this a couple months ago. Didn't finish it."

Read the other two I mentioned, If you haven't. They are fabulous: billiards and Group Portrait


message 3: by Mariel (new)

Mariel I will!


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