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Baba Yaga Laid an Egg by Dubravka Ugrešić
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Feb 17, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: random-shelf
Recommended to AJ by: NPR

More like 3 short stories than one interweaving narrative, Ugresic brings modern fable to life in subtle ways. The lines are clean and modern but each one is rich with multiple meanings and hints of incredible depth. A nice bit of humor runs through the words making it light where other authors might take the path of oppression and melancholy.

This is not a book where the author asks you to explore each notion presented but gives you a door on which you can chose to follow. If you choose not to you get two wonderful tales that are as entertaining superficially as they are ripe with meaning. The third part provides historical notation on the first two parts. My only qualm with the book was the way this fit together (or lack thereof), I found it not at all flowed and I was disappointed at the end; I had hoped to have everything tie up nicely but was instead treated to open ended reconciliation. Still a worthwhile read.


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message 1: by Adrienne (new) - added it

Adrienne let me know if you like this one. certainly sounds interesting!

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