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The Assignment by Friedrich Dürrenmatt
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Jan 04, 2009

it was ok
Read in November, 2008

I loved most of what Durrenmatt has written, but his last work fails for me on every level. While it's interesting to read a book written with just twenty four sentences (one sentence per chapter) this tale of observing mixed with some half baked thoughts on surveilance and the art of photography and documentary does nothing that make a pleasurable tale or even spark any deep thoughts about it's subject matter: surveilance, war, the arms trade, etc. that are more prevalent now in our secret government Patriot Act nation than they were when this was written in the late eighties.

If this review seems half baked and badly written then I described The Assignment better than I thought I could.

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message 2: by Sarah (new)

Sarah Padgett What you think i read out here i the sticks, you crazy.

Michael Haha! This is everything I've read the last two years! I ain't reading for fool! ;-)

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