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Thoughtful and moving,
This review is from: Brodeck's Report (Paperback)
Brodeck's Report is one of those books seemingly written just to make you think. Set in a mysterious village located in German speaking France during and after the Second World War, it tells the story of how the closed village community deals with a surprising newcomer.
The introverted nature and subject matter of the book forces the reader to consider his/her own ideas about change and newness. There are episodes within the text that are challenging and particularly emotional, and they force one to question what lengths one is willing to go to to survive. There is enough sensitive material here to make one weep in some instances, sometimes from the tenderness of the writing, sometimes from the sheer frustration at how wrong and miserable humans can be.
The book is so affecting because most of its content rings home. This is why I liked it. And this is why, when I'm ready, I will read it again.