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Die Arbeit Der Nacht (2000)

by Thomas Glavinic(Favorite Author)
3.13 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: I'm surprised at all the bad reviews. I found this book wonderfully puzzling and delightfully enthralling - at times even scarily so. It really got me into the specific topic of how people might think and act if they were the last on the planet. I couldn't put it down once I started it and it really didn't leave me again after I was finished. It's been quite a while since I read it and I still very vividly remember some parts and I still feel puzzled and compelled to think about it. I do like books that won't leave me alone and force me to think a lot.It had only one downside - it was way too short.
review 2: Starts off promisingly. Really get the sense of isolation and paranoia Jonas must be feel. Sense of anticipation and waiting for something to happen. Glav
... moreinic convincingly conveys Jonas' mental deterioration which is completely understandable in the circumstances. His quest to recreate his family home, holiday location and seek out his wife in England, the dreams and memories however drags and the obsession with recoding everything. The ending was strange what with all the things going through his head as he falls, wasn't sure what the point or understood it. Also quite frustrating that no explanation is ever given for the disappearance of all other life on the planet. less
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Loved the beginining, totally creeped out part way through, felt let down by the ending.
This was a really difficult book to stay interested in, just dragged on and on....
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