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John Isles's review
Oct 04, 2018
The Bosnian author Ivo Andrić, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, set the first of his trio of Bosnian novels in his home town of Travnik when it was under Turkish occupation at the time of the Napoleonic Wars. The main protagonist is the French consul, but there is a kaleidoscope of other characters, Moslem, Orthodox, Catholic, Jewish - Turks, Slavs, Austrians, French - male and female, young and old, drunk and sober. The author sees deep into their hearts and their failings. This was a page-turner, and I'm now eager to start the second book in the series, The Bridge on the Drina.
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October 4, 2018 – Shelved