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on 15 August 2002
The type of book where the world melts away around you as you sit, read and dream.
You not so much as read this book as watch the words unfold, creating a cinematic masterpiece of emotion and eloquence.
The book is the age old tale of three people, 2 men and a woman, who are, tragically, bound together by friendship, love and passion. It is also a muse upon life, death and true friendship.
Few modern writers can match the sheer love of language and story telling which this book exudes and, although it has been translated from the German - which in turn was translated from the Hungarian - I feel it loses nothing of its power and intensity.
If you love literature then you should love this book