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The good-natured humour and quirkiness of the film and the drama of the novel are quite fun to contrast, and both are impactful in their own right. Sadly, I remember her violin more than I do her, the glazed back with ribbed markings, the pine smell of the resin she rubbed on the bow, the cloud it made as she began to play. Herr and Frau Betzler, with their dignity and strength; old Frau Betzler with her wisdom and affection; Elsa with her courage – passive in her enforced imprisonment but never spiritless. He was sorry he couldn't help because he had to leave for work, so my mother promised to fix the snail for me. I hate that Johannes continually forces himself if Elsa for the first chunk of the book, then at some point she is all of a sudden interested in him.
It also reminds me of the famous Charlotte Rampling movie The Night Porter about an obsessive love affair between a Nazi and a concentration camp inmate. Thank you to Abrams books and Overlook Press for an advanced reader's copy, in exchange for an honest review. Sa druge strane, o baki (Pimihen) nećemo nikad čitati previše ali mi je bila veoma gotivan lik kroz knjigu i definitivno najbolji lik u ovoj knjizi.One day in mid-March 1938 my father took me with him to a shoemaker who specialized in shoes for the handicapped. Standing in front of the stove like that, we'd dip bits of bread into it and bring them directly to our mouths, our forks getting devilishly hot. This became a habit and every night it escaped and went farther so that I would spend the onset of my day looking for and detaching it from table legs, the Meissen porcelain on display, the wallpaper or someone's shoe. En todo momento esperaba que el libro terminará de una vez, me quería sacar eso de encima y el libro no se terminaba. It also has a host of chracters who are quite unlikeable, possibly due to the way they have to behave due to their circumstances.
We had several bins, one of which was for rinds, peelings and eggshells, which she buried in our garden. It seems I was like most babies: I smiled with all my gums, took great interest in my little feet and wore prune jam more than I ate it. Interestingly paradoxical in that it is slow paced while a lot is happening, Leunens' style manages to quickly get hold of my attention and drag me chapter after chapter deeper in some sort of insanity, a confusion of roles where the duel between the main protagonists, Johannes and Elsa let me wondering who is playing who. Rather than reporting his parents to the authorities, Johannes keeps his discovery a secret, and soon becomes enamoured with Elsa.
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The hugely anti-climactic end, from which nothing was gained as a result of having undertaken the reading of this thing. At one point Johannes is about to reveal the truth when Elsa says she 'lies' sometimes by not telling him that his snoring is annoying or not telling him she was thinking about her former fiance who was fucking murdered in the Holocaust. I also found that the deaths of Johannes’s mother and father could have used further detail and explanation. Also, one man was known by everyone by his nickname Jojo, and so I never used it (it's the diminutive of Johannes, a common name, the German equivalent of John).I asked my father and neither could he, although he was getting madder the further the big hand moved round the clock. CL: I entrusted Taika Waititi with my book because his fine balance between drama and humour in his films I found made us part of the same artistic family — even if I lean more to drama and he, more to comedy.