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We read this book for our book group and it received very mixed opinions, from those who absolutely loved it to those, like me, who found it a bit of a slog. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Lelly
This is a Nobel prize winning masterpiece - but unfortunately little known by many. Having a random interest in the Balkans I bought this book - in honesty a little sceptical that... Read morePublished 17 months ago by William Summers
This book, which won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1961, is essentially the centuries-long tale of the Mehmed Pasha Bridge that today still spans the River Drina in the Bosnian... Read morePublished on 8 April 2013 by K. Maric
Awarded the Nobel prize this history of Vizegrad and the bridge there tells the story of 300 years of life in the Bosnian town, up to 1914, when parts of the bridge were blown up. Read morePublished on 31 Mar. 2013 by gerardpeter
The titular bridge was built in the now-Bosnian town of Visegrad by the Ottomans in the 16th century. Read morePublished on 12 Dec. 2011 by jacr100
Once mandatory read in ex-YU schools, this novel is just another piece of greater-Serbian propaganda, perhaps most famous ever written. Read morePublished on 25 Nov. 2011 by Josh-Stecak
not exactly a novel, more a series of stories following the 'life' of a Bosnian bridge over 350 years. Read morePublished on 21 April 2011 by sally tarbox
Without having read this book, no persons literary education is truly complete.
A series of observations of the people in a Bosnian town over a 700 year period, it... Read more
This wonderful piece chronicles a period of history in Bosnia. Central to the book is a bridge crossing the river Drina which withstands time and becomes the proverbial rock on... Read morePublished on 5 Nov. 2009 by Flembo