Thomas's Reviews > The Factory of Facts

The Factory of Facts by Luc Sante
Rate this book
Clear rating

M 50x66
's review
Jul 30, 2011

really liked it

There are passages in this book that capture more vividly than anything else I know what it is like to sit on the border between two cultures, to have two languages in different parts of one's being. I'm interested in Belgium, so I was particularly fascinated with the book, but most of it should strike a chord with anyone who has lived in two cultures. The book also presents a very vivid portrait of the 20th-century working class in one of the most industrialized parts of Europe, and its treatment of the coming of age of a child from that background as he moves back and forth between Wallonia and New Jersey is terrific.

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

No comments have been added yet.