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Fatelessness by Imre Kertész
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Jul 31, 2009

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bookshelves: coming-of-age

My online bookgroup read this book a few weeks back, but I couldn’t put my hands on a copy in time. Then I received the offer to join a bookring for it at BookCrossing.

The setting, a concentration camp during World War II, and the main character, a Jewish boy, have been done many times, but never quite this way. Our main character, George Koves, has a strangely detached point of view during the time he spent in the camp. Though he almost starves to death at times and is beaten and sees others put to death, Koves finds solace in the experience. His experiences are related philosophically, as if he is trying to get to the deepest truths.

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July 31, 2009 – Shelved
Started Reading
March 1, 2010 – Finished Reading
March 17, 2010 – Shelved as: coming-of-age

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