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The Fall of the Stone City by Ismail Kadare
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Almost novella-like, this story is classic Kadare: surreal and irrational characters and actions are thrown together to puzzle the mind about what life really could have been like in the Balkans during WWII and in the communist era that followed it. At the same time, it feels vague and unfocused, with a lot of threads left hanging. A key scene at the beginning is being referred to over and over throughout the book, yet its significance is never fully explained. With some unnecessary tangents and little character development, this is not Kadare's finest work, but it's still better than a lot of the other modern "stuff" out there.
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Reading Progress

March 13, 2013 – Started Reading
March 14, 2013 – Shelved
March 18, 2013 – Finished Reading
February 26, 2015 – Shelved as: fiction

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