Justees Anhpt Anhpt من عند Barczewski Dwór, بولندا
Wow. What did I just read? That was disturbing yet fascinating. I would describe it as Winnie the Pooh in the Hundred Acre Woods meets Children of the Corn and the Art of War. Chock full of symbolism. Represents perfectly the duality of human nature. Illustrates how there is a thin line between being civilized and savagery and how easily the two states of man can be muddled together. With an emphasis on the loss of innocence in society as a whole this was an interesting read that kept my attention.
Have you ever woken up and come to the realization that if you had to endure one more day of humdrum routine, you'd explode? Raimundus Gregorius is jolted into such an epiphany and embarks on a journey to Portugal to discover more about the life of a mysterious doctor and author who has suddenly consumed his thoughts. It's interesting when an inherent philosopher writes a novel. Throughout the book, Mercier peppers in his little insights in the voice of Amadeu, the Portuguese doctor, while growing and developing the book's plot. However, for me, the story seemed to suffer because of this. I enjoyed the intriguing sociological points posed, the questions they inspired in my mind, but the plot seemed insufficient. However, it is a genuinely interesting book, and those with a philosophical bent will very much enjoy.