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I Served the King of England by Bohumil Hrabal
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bookshelves: bookclub-2017, librarybook

This was a super uneven read for me. I was put off by the early chapters which were filled with Monte Python like physical humor and gratuitous objectification of women. The story bounced between lighthearted absurdities and grim horrors of the of the 20th century Czechoslovakian setting. I am certain much of the symbolic nuance was lost on me. I was often lost in the very long sentences and honestly I didn’t understand much of it. However, I absolutely adored the ending(view spoiler).

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Reading Progress

October 30, 2016 – Shelved
October 30, 2016 – Shelved as: to-read
October 30, 2016 – Shelved as: bookclub-2017
March 5, 2017 – Started Reading
March 5, 2017 –
28.0% "i sure hope all the objectification of women will eventually serve some literary purpose"
March 8, 2017 –
54.0% "that was ineresting"
March 19, 2017 – Finished Reading
April 5, 2017 – Shelved as: librarybook

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