08 Nov 06
Three out of three
Markus lent me three books some time ago, and I must say, he got me right. Full points!
The first one was “Waiting for the barbarians” by J.M. Coetzee. It's a fascinating story about cruelty and humanity, set in a fictional empire, which wages war against "barbarians". 5/5
The second one was “Utrota varenda jävel” (“Exterminate all the brutes”), by Swedish author Sven Lindqvist. It traces the European idea of exterminating lower races, which has accompanied our Progress and Civilisation over the centuries. Hitler had competent teachers. 5/5
The third one was “The line of beauty” by Alan Hollinghurst. It portrays Nick Guest, a homosexual former student of English literature, who lives with the Fedden family. Gerald Fedden is a newly elected MP in Thatcher's government of 1983. 5/5 (Trying to download the BBC series from last Spring)
written by Mattias