Confessions Paperback – September 30, 2014
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This book teaches about life, about the human condition, about us being torn between desires, relations, uncontrollable circumstances, about being subject to suffering, and about the most human of things: hope
Everything's to be found in this book: enormous level of erudition, a compelling storyline, fascinating narrative, and characters which are true and interesting and with which you bond and almost place yourself in the story living their lives
I laughed, cried, got headaches from too much thinking and deprived myself of sleep while diving into "Confessions". It was impossible for me to put down for a longer time this amazing study of what makes us humans so paradoxically self-contradicting. Strong and frail, loving and hating, open and secretive, honest and lying, present and absent - all at the same time
Confiteor, I've convinced a number of friends to buy a copy of this book. And if you still hesitate, let me be a voice saying you should go for it - I doubt this book will be a disappointment to anyone
The way the author 'slides' into a different century, a different country while keeping the thread of the novel is simply astounding. A must read.
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The books spans over centuries following the life of a violin from when it was just wood to how it survives in modern times Barcelona.
To begin with, a great deal of concentration is required to get into the spirit of the book. You are rewarded for this after about 100 pages though. I had to read the beginning again when I finished the book and was tempted in fact to carry on reading it again.
I finished it about 6 months ago and it still comes back to haunt me.
It's a beautiful book, if anyone has read one that's similar please recommend!