In short, I would rank it in the top five books I have ever read.
"The Tartar Steppe" is, to my sensibility, a great (little known) masterpiece of the 20th century Italian and European literature.
This story makes me smile every time I think about it, and I hope its message will stay with me for the rest of my life.
"Often likened to Kafka's The Castle, The Tartar Steppe is both a scathing critique of military life and a meditation on the human thirst for glory". Read morePublished 16 months ago by F. R .
First I "saw" this novel at the cinema. Now, more than thirty years after that, I read it. And I read it because the movie was always present to me as it happens every time you... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Amazon Customer
The book arrived rapidly. The cover is nice.
The life of Dino Buzzti--particularly those events towards the end of World War II--deeply affected his writing. Read more
I, like many, was led to this book by the reference in financier/mathematician/philosopher Nassim Nicholas Taleb's book, The Black Swan. Read morePublished on August 12, 2012 by Mark Clegg
This powerful work reminds me of the existential mindscape of Albert Camus' L'Etranger. The narrator, Giovanni Drogo, spends two years in a fort on the edge of the steppe, but... Read morePublished on April 12, 2012 by Christian Potholm
The story appeared straightforward, written in a way that seemed fairly simple. A young officer rode out from the city to take up his post at a border fortress. Read morePublished on March 13, 2012 by Reader in Tokyo
Well, I've finished The Tartar Steppe, and it's really an excellent book. I'm glad I discovered it. Read morePublished on March 12, 2012 by Paul J. Adams
I saw the entry for this book while I was searching for Buzzati's other books, and although it's been long years since I've read this one, I felt responsible to let everyone know... Read morePublished on July 9, 2011 by T. Tasci
I picked this book up yesterday and I could not put it down. In fact, I finished it off before I went to bed. Read morePublished on January 29, 2011 by C. Greg Freeman