Elijahova stolica [Igor Stiks] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Igor Stiks. Elijahova stolica. Zagreb. Fraktura. pages. ISBN IGOR STIKS was born in in Sarajevo. The brutal siege of the city. Elijahova stolica igor stiks pdf viewer Quigly isobilateral hypnopompic and eli pdf viewer infused their distributions break follows greedily.
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I’ll think about this often. Gripping look at war, and the effects on the people involved. Then the tale gets very interesting indeed. Stick with it I struggled at first with what seemed to be overly wordy and ponderous musings by the story ‘s narrator and my limited understanding of European literature didn’t help. I’m a word geek, a metaphor lover, even when the plot stims. I was ready to give this book ztiks stars after the first half, but the second half deserves 4.
This book is not yet featured on Listopia. I vaguely remember reading about it in the news. Lists with This Book. Want to Read saving…. It does pick up at the end.
I am really glad I hung in with this book and finished. Taj dokument odvodi Rihtera u Sarajevo u leto Stims also came across as being quite melodramatic.
Zaplet spaja dva rata iz The book has an interesting prose, which was difficult to figure out how much was the style of the author and how much was due to the translation. The elijzhova not my “cup of tea. This novel really disappointed in that realm. I thought the setting of Sarajevo in really added to the story as well.
In this book, I thought the author did a fantastic job of making the reader judge Richard long before he became aware of his own transgressions. Julie rated it it was ok Dec 08, Richard Richter is trying to resolve complex personal issues in that began during the uncertain syiks days of war, are complicated by love, and play out in an Eastern European city elijahoca siege. Also, I must ask, is the crime that so distresses the protagonist really worse than the adultery that causes him no regret and few moments of thought?
So any chance of finishing this book was pretty much doomed from the start. Return to Book Page.
Much of what is obvious is meant to be so as Richter himself greatly alludes to how certain parts of his story play out. So sad, but oh so true, “nothing gold can stay” in this strange p! The translation never felt stilted.
From the beginning you sensed the main character was going to take his life so it was no surprise. The contents of the letter send him on an improbable journey to Sarajevo in during the civil war and change the direction of his life forever. It is beautiful writing but I thought he’d never get to the mystery of finding his father. Open Preview See a Problem?
He then goes on to describe his journey to meet his birth father, a man who doesn’t even know that he has a son.
To date it has been translated into German, Spanish, French, and English. His story needed a grand finish, something to tie all the loose ends together. Not sure why, but I found some of the devices in this novel annoying. He wrote a lot about a German book called Homo Faber.
Amazing story, taking you on many detours with a real tragedy. If enjoy is the right word.
Igor Stiks. Elijahova stolica.
To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. A Castle in Romagna received the award for best first novel in Croatia in An extremely literary story of how war impacted two generations of R. Stolicq one can garner from the trigger warnings, this subject matter is not for everyone.
It is the story of a writer who uncovers a family secret and ends up going to Sarajevo during the war to find out more about the secret he unearthed. To say much more would give away large sections stplica the plot. I also liked the history in the story. But the outcome was so obvious, no surprises. In the end I was glad I stuck with it.
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It’s tragic in that people mu This took a bit of time to enjoy. Not too interesting til midway This was hard to follow at times and not exactly page-turner but the story was OK once it got stoljca. Long passages Trigger Warnings: He is the editor of anthologies of new Croatian prose fiction and international short fiction in English.
Elijahova stolica by Igor Štiks (4 star ratings)
It’s hard to say whether the author intentionally made it obvious or was hoping to catch the reader off guard. At first I was bothered by the constant dangling of the carrot. But the descriptions of Sarajevo during the war were interesting.