Walled (The Line, eNe s interpretation if those were not included almost disturbing than the pervasive darkness of this book are the small glimpses of lucidity that appear apparently at random like the clouds opening for a moment to let a hot burning ray of sunlight through and then closing again forever Wow I loved this It reminded me A LOT of Brothers by David Clerson I think it s safe to say if you liked one you llnjoy the other So many comparisons to be made and parallels to be drawn This book disturbed me far than I thought it would The plot in itself is not a happy one two children brothers named Big and Small are down a well Why are they there Who did this What happened These are uestions that the author gives hints at but isn t the meat of the fable The narrative is moved forward by their increasing desperation to survive and the pitiful acts they must commit Everything is Cruel Attachments: The Ritual Rehab of Child Molesters in Germany exaggerated and described in minute detail full of metaphors and literal descriptions of pain suffering anguish and the human will to survive at all odds Reading it was difficult for me as the author deliberately throws the worst at them torturing them with words in order to make his point That the point ultimately is one of hope that we can survive that we canndure that life can be hard but worth fighting for made it a little asier to deal with but at several points
I Almost Put It almost put it forever so unpleasant was I finding itIt s such a s BRUTAL A highly allegorical but at the same time viscerally disturbing novel by Iv n Repila translated into English by Sophie Hughes and one that should have made the 2016 Man Booker International longlistIt tells the story of two boys Big and Small trapped
In A Well Repila Balances a well Repila balances the tension between black humour and shockingly brutal description between allegory Repila balances beautifully the tension between black humour and shockingly brutal description between allegory realism between narration of actual vents and the brothers increasing xtreme h Note This review is in English and in Dutch Nederlandse lezers scroll omlaag voor de Nederlandse recensie Good things come in small packages or in this case thin books can tell impressive stories That this book surprised me is an understatement the story stayed on my mind for several days and during that time I reread the book a couple of times to get a better grasp of Ce of rescue Only the tempting spectre of insanity offers a way out As Small's wits fail Big formulates a desperate planWith the authority of the darkest fables and. Read in FrenchSo I like Me Some Weird Crap From some weird crap from to time and well I got what I asked for with this Really short read tooThe story Two brothers have fallen at the bottom of a well The ldest might be rough on his little brother but he s determined to get the little boy out of here The youngest one uite fragil Now I am no mathematical genius far from it so when Laszlo Krasznahorkai used the Fibonacci seuence to number his chapters in SeiboThere Below I had no idea as to the allegorical reference to his work Now I ve come across a seuence of prime numbers numbers than can only be divided by themselves and 1 to number the chapters in Iv n Replica s The Boy Who Stole Attila s Horse NULL 2 3 5
7 11 13 17 19 23 tc up to our final chapter numbered 11 13 17 19 23 tc up to our final chapter numbered This reference could simply mean a seuence that goes onto infinity with no answerOne of the latest beautifully presented offerings from Pushkin Press The Boy Who Stole Attila s Horse is a very short work but not a work without depth With pigraphs from Margaret Thatcher and Bertolt Brecht to warm our palettes we know we re in for an interesting journeyIn a system of free trade and free markets poor countries and poor people are not poor because others are rich Indeed if others become less rich the poor would in all probability become still poorer Margaret ThatcherIn a nutshell our story follows the journey of Big and Small two brothers trapped in a well A bleak fairy tale with pointers all over the place to allegorical readingFor my full review go to I don
*t have much *have much say about this book xcept for please read it It s short it s beautifully written and if read carefully many things can be taken from this book A short allegorical novel which could be described as magical realist or as a modern fable Clear precise language and intense vivid descriptions with very spare and compelling language On first reading one breezes through the book in a very short time ideas of revolution rebellion independence creativity social ineuality oppression and freedom are clear but the text begs to be reread to One Giant Leap explore and refine one s first impressions The significance of thepigraphs from Margaret Thatcher and Berthold Brecht stayed with me through my reading and one wonders how it would affect 'It looks impossible to get out' he says And also 'But we'll get out'Two brothers Big and Small are trapped at the bottom of a well They have no food and little chan. ,
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But That S Immediately Onethat s immediately one the strongest points of this book it s open to multiple interpretations and you as the reader can decide for yourself which is the real oneBut I m going too fast The Boy who Stole Attila s Horse is at its very foundation the tale of two brothers Big and Small who are trapped in a well We don t get to know their real names or how they got in the well and why well We don t get to know their real names or how they got in the well and why the book s title is not the answer to that uestion The boys whom I picture are around 11 and 7 years old both soon realize that the situation is hopeless and try to deal with it in their own way Big keeps thinking of an scape plan and xercises to keep himself strong but Small uickly falls prey to fever and descends into madness Soon he starts holding lengthy orations about the human race the fine taste of worms or the outside world As the clocks ticks and the amount of water and insects shrinks tensions inside the well grow Will Big succeedRepila s writing style is unlike anything I have read before His prose is precise beautiful and detached He balances harsh words that tell us xactly how famine and the heat affect the brother s relationship and their sanity with descriptions of the brother s attempts to keep themselves healthy The narrative often changes from the boys in the well the humans living in the outside world who in some way suffer in the same way as the boys This makes the story read like a dark fairy tale where allegories and realism tell a story about survival sibling rivalry and how rage can keep you alive The first time I read the book I didn t pay much attention to the allegories which are most present in Small s ramblings The suffering of the brothers and Big s A Bride for McCain escape plan for Small were heart breaking and powerfulnough for that I already give the book three starsHowever it wasn t until another reviewer pointed it out to me that I noticed the two political Heart and Soul / Almost Heaven economical uotes from Bertolt Brecht and Margaret Thatcher that are printed at the beginning of this novel Thatcher s uote drew my attention She tells us that under capitalism poor people are not poor because others are rich if others became less rich the poor would in all probability still become poorerThose uotes shone. The horrifying inevitability of all too real life Repila's uniue allegoryxplores the depths of human desperation and ultimately our almost unending capacity for ho.