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Checkpoint by David Albahari
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This book is pitched as "Kafkaesque" and "this century's Catch-22" so I knew I wouldn't love it, but it was from a subscription and an unread book on my shelves and I read it so hooray.

It's translated from the Serbian and the non-specific soldiers working at an unspecified checkpoint seem to be Serbian as well. It doesn't surprise me to find a very recent novel of senseless war coming from this part of the world because of the ongoing conflicts. But really, war is always senseless when you're inside of it. This 200 page paragraph doesn't let you escape it because it could BE you.

There are some moments of commentary that might make the read worthwhile, but fair warning, you have to get through a larger amount of violence of all sorts to get to it.
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Reading Progress

January 31, 2019 – Started Reading
January 31, 2019 – Shelved
January 31, 2019 –
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January 31, 2019 – Finished Reading
February 1, 2019 – Shelved as: read2019
February 1, 2019 – Shelved as: small-press
February 1, 2019 – Shelved as: around-the-world
February 1, 2019 – Shelved as: location-serbia
February 1, 2019 – Shelved as: translated
February 1, 2019 – Shelved as: restless-subscription

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Carmel Hanes I think that convinces me not to try.... :)


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