8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
An amazing experience,
This review is from: The Land of Green Plums: A Novel (Hardcover)
I read the book after the author won the Nobel Prize and I knew a bit about her and about the subject of her writing .Being Romanian myself I had my doubts about enjoying it . Well , I was in for a huge surprise ! I can't say what was most enjoyable , the story itself with episodes that seamed so real and so easy to identify with the life experience of probably 90% of the people that lived in Romania at that time (not necessary the one related to fear and surveillance) or the way the poetry is felt underneath every sentence trying to mellow the crude experience of the characters . My only regret is that she writes in German and I do not have any knowledge of German - but even though , definitely the best modern book I read for a long , long time !