An interesting way to present the history of the 20ieth century through the inhabitants of a special house on a lake. The gardener, who appears between chapters, provides continuity with the natural surroundings. A thought-provoking book about the concept of home, among other ideas.
This is a wonderful, mesmerizing novel, walking through a century of German history, from the time a house is built around 1900 on the outskirts of Berlin, to its demolition, sometime after reunification. Houses and lands change hands. For every victim, there is someone not far off who makes a nice little profit. If you need a breathless plot, this is not for you. If you are inclined to think and meditate upon history and what man has done to man, you may find this a rewarding read.
The passage of time is told through a house and those who have lived there. A slim novel, translated from German, it is an evocative read.
The most off the wall book I ever read. The author just wrote any which way that makes no sense at all. A foggy dream written under the influence of some powerful drug. No value at all but for some lame poetic reason.
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