Andrey Meshkotov Meshkotov itibaren Green Town, Ārifwāla, Pakistan
Çok basit ama çok anlamlı yazılmış bir Hollanda romanı. İzole bir çiftlikte ikiz kardeşler, erken gençlikte bir drowns ve kalan ikizlerin yalnız olmakla nasıl başa çıktığı.
When I first began reading this novel I instantly thought I would dislike it, as on the first page you are instantly confronted with military jargon, making me think that the entire book would be based around such terminology and that I'd give up after chapter one. However, I persevered and am glad I did. It is actually a lot deeper and more complex than it appears on face value. The story jumps between historical eras in the seemingly unrelated stories of different characters lives which you discover as the book progresses are inevitably intertwined. The novel as a whole parallels modern day issues and affairs literally and and metaphorically and indirectly asks deep and somewhat accusatory questions about our lives and values. I cannot give a higher rating than three, unfortunately, as the military terminology was constant enough to make me skim over some heavily detailed sections; I think outlining the spec of each and every piece of armament is a bit extreme! Having said that, it was interesting to note the similarities and differences in warfare operations across the ages. With an interesting and unique storyline which gathers pace towards the end I'd say this book is worth a read.
I got this for Christmas 2005 and really liked it. Some of the stuff is just vulgar to be vulgar I think, but that's George Carlin. Other stuff I laughed my butt off too. He's a genius