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2018 International Longlist > Go, Went, Gone by Jenny Erpenbeck

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Maxwell (welldonebooks) | 375 comments Mod
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Erpenbeck is one of my favorite contemporary German writers but sadly, I was rather disappointed with this book. I thought it was way too 'message-heavy' (the topic of the novel is the so-called refugee crisis in Germany). The story and the characters never came to live for me. The writing is beautiful, though.

Paul Fulcher (fulcherkim) The 'message-heavy' view does seem a relatively common response to this book from prior Erpenbeck fans.

Neil | 511 comments I just finished this and I think I would describe it as "important" rather than "brilliant".

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