Birth date: November 05, 1971
Rana Dasgupta's Books
Rating: 5* of five My review has moved to my blog because of the data deletion problem on Goodreads. http://tinyurl.com/mcxqg2e This could very easily be one of the few novels I'll ever re-read. Ulrich stays with me, years later.
I had a lot of trouble getting into this book. The premise looked interesting to me but then the writing style was just too dense and I couldn't get invested in the story. I still love the idea of this book but I'm going to put it aside for now.
The Book Report: It's very tough to reduce this book to a synopsis. Ulrich, born in the dawning years of the 20th century in Sofia, Bulgaria, is the thwarted and stunted son of a Germanophile railway engineer. His Philistine father and dreamy mother battle their lives away, not listening or hearing ...