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Gets You Thinking,
This review is from: Man in the Holocene (Swiss Literature) (Paperback)
I read Man in the Holocene as part of a university paper in European literature quite a few years ago and really enjoyed it. It didn't hurt that I had recently moved to Switzerland, where the book is based, and was able to picture the valley that the book describes.
The novel follows the meandering thoughts of an older man who is losing his mind. As he describes the flood in the valley in which he lives and how he can't get out, he also sticks notes and newspaper clippings all over his walls.
The book is paralleling the flood in the valley, his sticking memories on walls, with him losing his memory and going senile. The illustration of this is done quite well but may not be to everyone's tastes.