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Serendipity marked it as to-read Dec 29, Such episodes are common, as far as I could tell from the pages that I got through. De onbetrouwbare, sluwe verteller is duivels en onschuldig tegelijkertijd en belichaamt de Duitse gespletenheid van het land dat zowel Beethoven als Hitler voortbracht.

Return to Book Page. I tried to read it but it was so bored. This would be like comparing Beethoven with the Spice Girls! Oskar often leaves her behind to her lover, whom he suspects of hunter his father, to go out beating his drum in anguish, at their secret hide in a hotel.

El tambor de hojalata / The Tin Drum

Reading this book you realise the big distance between “exciting” to “amazing”. Verder vraag ik me nog steeds af waarom de blikken trommel in de recentste vertaling plots een blikken trom moest worden. It has been called one of the great novels of the twentieth century gnter not the greatest novel of the twentieth century, not however by me. Unfortunately, the book went drastically down hill for me. There is a scene where Oskar has a reckoning and admits to the murder of about 7 people in his life ghnter he didn’t actually murder.

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There are themes that perhaps I did not entirely grasp, but everything did not seem to come together. I put it down Read it if you are into literature in translation and if you can make more out of themes that I could. He has one sister, who was born in I suppose this book is about non-conformity and is supposed to give hope to those who do not conform to middle class values.

But this is an exception. I’m at the “get this person away from me” stage and I’ve only begun the book. In addition, I couldn’t stand Oskar.

Divorced inhe remarried in Il fatto che la narrazione passi dalla prima alla terza persona guntfr agevola la lettura, anzi, la rende pesante e difficilmente digeribile da assaporare fino in fondo. I’m amazed at the variety of metaphors for sex-related activities This book is not bad but still it did not do anything for me. I guess mainly because the names and places are unfamiliar but also the story line can jump around a bit.


Get to Know Us. Admittedly, there were grxss few fleeting individual scenes that are excellent – dark and stomach-churning – but they did not lift my overall opinion. Some parts and tear jerkingly beautiful juxtaposed with segments that are Grass does have talent.

Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. I really thought I had found my favorite book, this love child of Vonnegut, Garcia Marquez, and Hugo. Oskar Matzerath is writing it from inside a mental institution, the reasons for his incarceration are unknown until the very end of the book. He married in and since lived in Berlin as well as part-time in Schleswig-Holstein.

The storyline itself is very tricky to follow. Refresh and try again.

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Both his grandmother and his mother had 2 lovers so he can only speculate on who his father and grandfather were. Once again Oskar has been wronged totally.

He feels that he is responsible for the deaths of Three year old Oskar Matzerath decides not to continue to grow.