Sunday, June 05, 2011

David Albahari's Leeches

If filing books under themes or more specific categories were a personal crusade, then this novel may cause some hesitation. My friend Roger, who finished the novel two weeks ago, was quick to establish that he thought this was firmly a Serbian novel, one centered upon the dark days of the 1990s. Conversely, I found the novel's themes to be more mystic in origin, particularly of a Jewish orientation and only Balkan in that culturally specific collision of the eschatological and the Absurdist.


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