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This review is from: The Woman in the Dunes (Penguin Modern Classics) (Paperback)
I bought this book as a result of my recent discovery of the pleasures of existentialist literature. I've rather enjoyed a few Dostoyevsky novels, a couple of Sarte and a bit of Camus (yes I know that Camus proclaimed himself to be an absurdist, not an existentialist, but you know what I mean). In all cases I've found the books a delight to read, though generally a little on the "heavy" side (for want of a better word), particularly "The Brothers Karamazov" which has ended up being one my all time favourite books. Woman in the Dunes surprised me by having a much lighter touch than the others, whilst being just as engaging as all the others. I completed it in one sitting and read it again straight away.
What an amazing book!