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Strange but beautiful,
This review is from: The Fictions (Picador Books) (Paperback)
Some of this deserves to be read out loud - bit of it reminded me oddly of a Polish-Jewish 'Under Milk Wood'. There is a powerful dreamlike quality to the writing -- vivid, emotional, and not very narrative. If you like carefully crafted short stories with a beginning middle and end then this is not for you -- but the quality of the writing is superb. It made me think of the those little gothic models of rooms and their inhabitants that you sometimes see in museums. Made all the more poignant by the fact that I've now read all of Bruno Schults's published work. If you liked this and are equally sorry that there is no more, you could do worse than trying Ishiguro's 'The Unconsoled'.