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text 2016-11-20 21:05
Review: The Sandman by E.T.A. Hoffmann (Penguin Little Black Classic #108)
The Sandman (Penguin Little Black Classics) - E. T. A. Hoffmann,Peter Wortsman

Goodreads summary:

"Strange man, how can you have eyes for sale? Eyes? Eyes?"

The disturbing tale of a young man's obsession with the Sandman, stealer of eyes, which has inspired writers from Sigmund Freud to Neil Gaiman.

 

My opinion:

I know this is a crappy summary, but it describes it actually perfectly (I don't know about that Neil Gaiman part, because I haven't read anything by him yet). This is a famous German classic. I had my eyes on it for a while (my plan was to read in German back when I had to read some German novels; glad I didn't read it back then though, because a) I don't know that much German and b) I think it's even better in English (I can't compare it though, but I mean that I understand it now more I think than when I read it in German). KarinaE (over at Booktube) read it and ever since I wanted to read it too, so I was really excited when I found out it was going to be published in this edition.

 

This story is dark, but really good. It's about how obsession can drive you crazy; how dreams and desire can drive you crazy too. This tale begins with three letters, but then it continuos through the eyes of a writer (it's strange yes, just read it) and then he tells us what happens next. I hoped it would be a tale through the young eyes of the character, but most of the story is from his adult point of view. However, I still liked it and recommend you guys to check it out as well. 

 

Have you ever heard of The Sandman and if you have read it: what's your opinion about it?

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text 2016-08-09 12:46
Bookhaul #30

This is again a bookhaul with three books, but I am going to (try atleast) stop buying books for a while, so I just wanted to show you these before I'm going on a ban. These are my latest book purchases:

Every since Karina E on Booktube talked about The Sandman I wanted to read it. My plan was to read it in senior year of high school for my German class, but I never did it (because I choose other books). Now that it's out in English and in this edition I decided to finally pick it up. The Queen of Spades sounded also interesting and because I saw these little black classics in a super cool bookstore (so I could look through all of them) and because they were the same price as online, I decided to pick up that one too.

 

The Tenant of Wildfell Hall is a book that has been on my wishlist ever since I read Jane Eyre (because I want to read all of all the Brontë's works) and a few booktubers have been reading it this year as well (which made me want to read it even more). Most of the time this book was a bit more expensive than the regular english libraries, but now it was a lot cheaper so I couldn't resist.

 

I cannot wait to read all three of them! This will be the last bookhaul for quite a while though, because I feel overwhelmed with all the unread books I own (I own around 50 excluding all the penguin little black classics), because I want to read all of them so badly and the pile just keeps getting bigger and bigger...

 

What books have you recently bought?

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