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Uch Still I am eager to learn about those two that ridiculously reminded me of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern and the 17th century duo that I could easily see as their counterpart about one and far later another nightly visitor at the lake about the women on shore about the tinker s invisibility ring before the story was altered On second thought I prefer those icky uestions unanswered For the book s sake The unwinding narration the rhythm the iterations the lyrical account the puns and the pace I expected The creating of a suggestive atmosphere that would cloak me in before bringing me in midst of overlapping layers of time well I cannot say that it surprised me but I still have to take the time to admire the mastermind behind it The ferryman is dead and no one nows whyWe are sad We don t have a ferryman any And the lakes are wild and dark again watching and observing what goes on This is one of those books that may seem like a uick read but is in fact the complete opposite It demands to be taken in small portions like eating the courses of a meal or a feastawful pun very much intended Similar in a way that reading Deathless by Catherynne M Valente left me a mess Before the Feast is a book that I might never truly understand but will love regardless of its vagueness Set in the outlandish little village of F rstenfelde right along the Polish German boarder not much occurs in this sleepy universe until one morning the ferryman goes missing right before the Feast of Saint Anne With two lakes one island and zero ways to set sail without a ferryman our story starts off with an impending mystery that only progresses into wild havoc Stani i s writing style is incredibly easy to adjust to So easy that I read the english translated book from it s original german and had absolutely no ualms about understanding the text It s an dreamy book full of imagery and strangeness and whimsical aesthetics The reason why I had to take breaks between chapters was to pull myself out of from the depths of the pretty writing and try to focus
*On The Running Plot *the running plot plot seems a little scattered at first and will continue to appear this way until about mid read once things start to fall in place and plot twists suddenly become theories that become accurate events I honestly can t figure out how to describe the plot without giving away too many spoilers but I can say that it was very much tied into historical moments and reenacted those scenes through vivid descriptions of an alternate fantasy universe I really enjoyed this book but I m still reeling from what I just read All I can truly think is Did that really just happen I have been thinking about my procedures when adding a new shelf especially one with an author s name on it Why do I read six or seven books by a certain author without even thinking about getting a virtual shelf for them Why does it feel natural to add one after the first or second book when it comes to other authors It is not necessarily about uality or preference It is about that gut feeling this author will follow me I claim in that completely bonkers reversal of actual facts that readers tend to indulge in when they feel a genuine connection I will follow the author s work of course to phrase it properly but it still FEELS like the author will follow me through my tragicomedy up and down life because he is that "KIND OF AUTHOR HUMOUR BUILT ON "of author humour built on and linguistic magnificenceThe first collection of stories I read Fallensteller made me happy for an entire day and guess how much I delighted in the fact that those strange bizarre deeply flawed but extremely human characters show up again in Before the Party They haven t changed much Why would they They live in a small village in Eastern Germany and they have only small dramas to document for the local history museumBut even small dramas can lead to cars in a lake and deliberately broken cigarette machines and several weapons in the nighttime but no deaths and sausages served at the wrong time of the dayLife is hard and easy and tragic and a comedy without end and that is Uckermark in a nutshell since records started to be ძვირფასი სიცოცხლე kept a few hundred years ago Plus cela change plus c est la m me chos. U stare legende i sjećanjaNakon velikog uspjeha romana Kako vojnik popravlja gramofon prevedenog na više od trideset jezika Saša Stanišić u svojem drugom romanu Uoči slavlja maestralno opisuje događaje iz njemačke provincije Uoči slavlja djelo jeoje ne ostavlja ravnodušnim prije svega zbog autorove suptilne duhovitosti i suosjećajnosti prema svojim junaci. Wait was this meant to be a book with a story Nope100 Pages in and still not sure if this is just a note book that someone has written some random sentances in or a badly translated book that has no plot or anything going for itThe blurb on the back had me exited about this book and I was really hoping this could become an instant classic but this was just art house nonsense This book is one of those that are instant cover lover It "Is Also A Good "also a good A friend of mine who read the back cover said it sounds like a mixture of British comedy Shirley Jackson and Monty Python Yes I Know Python Yes I now s not far off The witches brew works too The novel centers on a town in Germany that sits near two lakes It is an old town with old traditions and old mysteries The difficult thing is that it is impossible to write a review without spoilers The language is wonderful so odds are the translation is good The story is told in short chapters There is the old man who may or may not be attempting to commit suicide There is the assistant bell ringer There is the bar owner though it isn t really a bar There is the woman who runs the histor Update the latest edition of Granta 129 just thudded through my door I am delighted to see the first chapter of this novel in there under the title The Ferryman is Dead translated by Anthea Bell who does a far better job than I The accompanying note says that Before the Feast is to be published by Pushkin Press in 2015 Not long to waitThe night before Anna is burned she goes jogging Johann wants to do his practical exam to ualify as a bell ringer but the bells have gone Lada a previous car he had has left his VW Golf half submerged in the lake and Herr Schramm torn between buying cigarettes and putting a bullet through his brain decides on the less bloody alternative The only hurdle to be overcome is the cigarette machine which hurdle he overcomes by use of a Mammut 6800 forage harvester the man has a certain style we have to admit Frau Kranz has promised to paint a portrait of F rstenfelde by night which she does indeed with the help of fennel tea flavoured with rum no the other way round but the painting is well what you might imagine when an older lady somewhat befuddled by fennel tea paints what she nows because she can no longer see what she doesn t The ferryman is deadWhich is reassuring because we now that F rstenfelde s population will not go down tonight No one taken over to the other side No one brought in either No change Ditschke eeps gorgeous pedigree hens the fox is looking for eggs for her young but when she returns to her den the wolf has been in In the meantime the village archive has been broken open has anything been stolen No but stories myths legends morality tales from the past have escaped out the door and are joining the party A feast a feast indeed It is the night before the feast of St Anne Nobody really nows what we are celebrating It s no anniversary nothing ended and nothing began precisely on this day Maybe we re simply celebrating that all this exists F rstenfelde And what we tell ourselves about it A village at the very back of beyond and seemingly out of time perched high and dry on an unfreuented shelf of history its youth young Anna for example about to start a marine engineering degree leaking away a mix of long established and newly arrived a place where the ferryman is paid with a story and has earned himself a fortune This mosaic of its 0810 must focus better A uniue novel that takes in a day in the lives of the residents of Furstenfelde a tiny East German village with a well documented history going back hundreds of years That history is interspersed with vignettes of daily modern life and the result is a metaphor laden literary novel that at times takes on the feel of myth and has an enjoyable thread of comedy woven throughout its pagesUlysses like in its look at a village s single day and with the Paddy Dignam esue death of the town ferryman on which to reflect Before the Feast is an entertaining Memento Mori and also a reminder that one s future has a significant connection with the past Beautifully written and with a uite readable trans Do me favor Go back and read the synopsis. Noć je uoči Anindana u mjestašcu Fürstenfelde u okrugu Uckermark Nitko od mještana nije posve siguran što se slavi no vesele se što će spaliti Annu A premda selo naizgled spava neki njegovi stanovnici nisu sigurni je li im ova noć uoči slavlja zapravo posljednja Bivši potpukovnik Njemačke nacionalne vojske šumar i penzioner g Schramm mora donijeti odluku ci.
Saša Stanišić ↠ 7 charactersFor this Then go through and read all the 5 star reviews Each one if you have the patienceKnow what you ll find Lots of fluffy pretty language people saying how the author seamlessly weaves myth and truth together maybe some stuff about how wonderful this book isKnow what you won t find A story A plot Any semblance of one in fact There s just no such thing here We are getting ready for a feast yes but most of what happens in these tiny little stories has absolutely nothing to do with the feast Or the death of the ferryman for that matter which I sort of thought was going to be the catalyst for everything Nope none of that here So while I can get behind pretty language without any actual story to eep me on track I zoned out and glossed over a lot of the pretty writing No book is good for me without a story One never nows what might be lurking inside a used book This one had a perfectly preserved tiny spider pressed between the front cover and the first page Weird huh Perhaps it was a metaphor a reminder that anything can happen between the pages of a book Especially this book It s the night before the Anna Feast when Anna is going to be burnt Or maybe she won t The air is ripe with possibilities in F
Rstenfelde A German Villagea German village nows modern ways but continues to dwell heavily in the past On this holiday eve residents are roaming the landscape indulging various vices looking for things to paint and contemplating suicide I almost gave this only three stars but the writing though disjointed and lacking focus is freuently a joy As a married Crocs wearer over thirty I truly enjoyed this bit about one of the local young men wondering to which village woman he should lose his virginity Or Jess Here I am with my brand new hot off the press classy edition of Vor dem Fest the first I ever preordered That much about my enthusiasm A village in former but still lingering Eastern Germany ein Nest ein Kaff with some few hundred souls and the night before Saint Anne This is not the first time that an entire lifetime fits into one night and that this rigid classic timeframe is bursting with irony I had to think of Jebo sad hiljadu dinara One "lifetime is fairly understated though It is like two or three or "is fairly understated though It is like two or three or many universes In those enchanting irking miniatures about a former military officer a soon to be college student an archivist local punks a painter a former postman a bell ringer apprentice a fox the essential element is always something other than the glimpse into a few hours in a stranger s life In yet another resort to classic literary manners the reader is led through the night by a collective entity a We the collective narrator reminded me slightly of The Virgin Suicides a choir that is not the sum of the village s population but the Village itself And it made me feel an unfamiliar and good Blooming Red kind of unease The hints on a clearly located now are there as much as the explicit mapping of the past yet I felt drawn into a timeless void of interwoven realities where clues parallels patterns stretch hundreds of years into the future or reach several centuries into the past Or they exist all at once depending on how one chooses to see it Perspective is if not everything then surely a significant component overall The big picture is constructed like a puzzle and the vignettes focusing on details and habitually blurring out the margins gave me goose bumps than once I was never able to tell the difference between jogging and running away without any doubt remaining and was never sure that a bonfire for a child witch was nothing than the reenacting of an ancient rite But that is what one gets when entering a world where all communication works in terms of intuition premonition and anticipation rather than matter of factly Nagging at the reader s state of mind at this reader s state of mind at least the We the autonomous I actually meant verselbstst ndigt Village Entity seems seldom willing to entirely share itsnowledge a Irrevocable Trust (Irreparable, knowledge by far exceeding the total of living and archived data Just as it would often drop a thread of events marking it not interesting enough Obviously one has to settle with being able to find out only so Gareta ili metak u glavu Anna leži u tami sama okružena oronulom prošlošću svoje obitelji i pita se što joj je dobro donijelo osamnaest godina provedenih na imanju Geherovih Mladiću Johannuod Forensic Science kuće postane neizdrživo aad dođe do crkve začuje pucketanje iz tornja i naiđe na odbačeni zvonarski cilindar Noć je probudila uspavane duhove na površinu izbijaj.