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The Tin Drum by Günter Grass
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Aug 17, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: c20th-postwar, post-modern, trippy
Read from September 16 to 28, 2011

A highly readable masterpiece of modern fiction, though I must admit I thought it lost momentum considerably with 'Book 3' and I was upset to have lost interest so much by the end, considering how captivating and magical the first 2 'books' are.
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09/17/2011 page 35
6.0% "So dense with jokes and images! Very enjoyable but bloody exhausting."
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message 1: by R (new)

R Definitely one to let me know about - from what I've heard this basically kicked off European magical realism... by the way, I don't think we've talked about this, you're in Cardiff? I should come and see you!

Liam Nah I wish - haven't left York, mate.

Liam Book ordered - you should get a 'York Explore' library card when you get back here. A rough quarter of the books I want are from there rather than the uni. Not that you need real, non-futuristic pages in your life anymore, Mr. Kindle.

message 4: by R (new)

R Ahh, still in Ol' York, fair. What's this York Explore thingy? Does it allow you to get books from other libraries, rather than just the uni ones? You're right though, I just downloaded 60 novels to my eReader, and I've got about 10 or 20 nonfiction books on my shelves, so I can't see myself needing a membership anytime soon!

Liam York Explore is just the library in the centre of town. Interlending are expensive but they have a lot of books in the local area, which they can import for free, that aren't in the uni catalogue.

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