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Aleksandar Hemon

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Books by Aleksandar Hemon
Love and Obstacles (2008)
3.82 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: This was my first experience reading anything by Hemon, and it was powerful. He is a masterful writer, a gripping storyteller. The experience left me a little dazed and a lot humbled at the prospect of writing anything. His last story about his own experience meeting a prize-winn...
The Book of My Lives (2013)
4.09 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: It has all the ingredients you would expect from a Bosnian-American author: childhood stories depicting gorgeous Sarajevo, the siege that could not possibly be understood and the life of a successful emigre. Rich in language, distant and boyish when describing his life in Europe....
Best European Fiction 2011 (2010)
3.85 of 5 Votes: 3
review 1: Some moments were utterly brilliant and some just made me wonder why writers felt like they should let people read their work. Hillary Mantel's story was wonderful and touching. Several of the stories by Eastern European authors also stood out. They tended to harken back to the d...
The Lazarus Project (2008)
3.55 of 5 Votes: 3
review 1: I only gave this book 3 stars because I don't feel that the story is quite there. Maybe he could have fleshed it out more, and it is a good effort at combining two timelines; but it doesn't do it for me. The story itself would get 1 or 2 stars at best in my opinions.Where the oth...
Amore e ostacoli (2008)
3.81 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: In this remarkable work, a series of linked, episodic short stories, the narrator tells a series of tales of his alienated youth, somewhat in the mode of Catcher in the Rye, though it jumps in time and locale in a way that evokes Slaughterhouse Five. He always seems to be out of ...
O Projecto Lazarus (2008)
3.55 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: There are two stories being told in this novel: the principal voice is of an author who is writing about events that took place in March 1908 in Chicago, which he intersperses with accounts of his life and his efforts to get more information for this writing project. What's disc...
Best European Fiction 2010 (2009)
3.74 of 5 Votes: 3
review 1: This was due at the library before I could finish all of it. A few stories stuck out to me and I really enjoyed them (the one about Zinedine Zidane was my favorite). But I think contemporary fiction like the pieces chosen for this book aren't my thing. I appreciate the writing an...
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