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More than a curiosity,
This review is from: The File On H (Paperback)
This is a deceptively-written book - it has the feel of an Edwardian travelogue as we are taken on a picaresque voyage through rural pre-War Albania. It soon turns into a political parable that has specific reference to Communist times and timeless reference to the eternal Human clash between Idealistic intellectual adventure and nasty brutish reality.
One of those that will stick with you for weeks after reading, both thanks to the haunting atmosphere, the colourful characters and the intellectual resonance.