7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
It's the one book I couldn't get through.,
By A Customer
This review is from: The Atom Station (Paperback)
I read Halldor Laxness' Independent People and loved it so much that I ordered all the out of print books by him I could find-- and The Atom Station, conveniently in print and available through Amazon Books. I hated "Station." I put it down 1/3 of the way through and have felt no need to pick it up. This is the first time I can remember doing this in a lifetime of compulsive reading. Laxness experimented with a new style in this one-- demonstrating that experiments sometimes fail. I found his parody obnoxious, his politics overwhelming, the characters unengaging, and the tone of the book irritating. I gave it a "3" because its not pulp-- it's intelligent. Original. Unusual. Maybe someone will like it. He's really a great writer!!!