Even though it is a simple story, it takes time and it must be consumed slowly.
Author Mesa Selimovic has reached into the stream of human consciousness to find a good man caught in horrible circumstances.
The rich psychological density of this novel captures well the complexities and paradoxes at the heart of human experience.
I'm not sure what to say about this book here because I feel like trying to give a comprehensive review will simply be glaringly inadequate. Read morePublished 19 months ago by William T. Hopkins
At school it was compulsory to read it together with Andrić's Bridge Over The Drina. We had thirty-three hours on Andrić as opposed to three on Dostoevsky. Read morePublished 21 months ago by F.J. Nanic, Author of STREET WALTZING
This is truly one of the best novels in former state of Yugoslavia. The writer carefully introduced characters into the story and it needs some time to catch all of them, but once... Read morePublished on October 23, 2011 by Nenad Stevanovic
The rich psychological density of this novel captures well the complexities and paradoxes at the heart of human experience. Read morePublished on May 15, 2010 by Ronald Scheer
The Publishers Weekly editorial review says that this book "was a bestseller when published in Yugoslavia in 1966, but it seems probable that its popularity lay more in its... Read morePublished on August 20, 2008 by reader
The word masterpiece is too often used for all kinds of material that barely rises above the level of mediocrity. Selimovich is a master of the craft, and this is his great work. Read morePublished on October 17, 2007 by Billy Blues
A book I can say I really enjoyed (once I had finished) but I have to say it was HEAVY GOING! The author has the habit of many Eastern European writers in that he likes to go into... Read morePublished on September 26, 2005 by Gogol
Mesa Selimovic was a great writer and it's a pitty that he didn't win the Nobel Prize (to my knowledge, he was never even considered). A talent like his is rare. Read morePublished on September 19, 2004 by Vladimir Miletic
Imagine that justice flees your homeland. Imagine fair play the faint dream of centuries; a spiritual aspiration carried as low flame into ever-present darkness. Read morePublished on May 23, 2004 by Susan C. Bentler