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This book, from the viewpoint of the narrator, a child, while his home town is besieged during war and revolution. Read morePublished 4 days ago by James Fraise-Blanc
I read this boom first, in original Albanian. My family hails from Gjirokastra. I have read it several times, and I read the English translation just out of curiosity. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Albi Qeli
Kadare's own experiences as a youth are in this book. I enjoyed the stories of youth and war events unfolding in Kadare's home country but this wasn't a "page turner."Published 6 months ago by AndrewBuyReview
Wonderful story. Amazing imagery. I decided to read this book because I was planning a trip to Albanian. I discovered a new favorite author. It is a real treat.Published 6 months ago by Jill's Kindle
To me an unknown author in Nobel Prize class from a likewise unknown country ... Great reading - mystery and and every day realism in a great mix.Published 6 months ago by Agneta Sandelin
Chronicle in Stone, is not a book I would have chosen to read on its own merits. Its primary recommendation was in being written by Albania’s most popular (and therefore most... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Molly Dodd
Brilliant, surprising word images constantly refreshed, through the eyes of a child. A brief historical period (WWII), in a much older context, with highly credible characters of... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Normfll
A great book about war seen by the most honest eyes:child eyes. Unique style, unique voice. Exotic and familiar at the same time.Published 20 months ago by sokol zheku