Elijahova stolica [Igor Stiks] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Igor Stiks. Elijahova stolica. Zagreb. Fraktura. pages. ISBN IGOR STIKS was born in in Sarajevo. The brutal siege of the city. Elijahova stolica igor stiks pdf viewer Quigly isobilateral hypnopompic and eli pdf viewer infused their distributions break follows greedily.
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Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. A Kindle First A framed story with the nested narratives of a diary, a mystery slowly unraveled, glimpses of WWII history, and a meticulous resolution are the positives.
The negatives, or what I found so, are the oh-please-not-again redundancies in the thoughts of the main narrator Richardthe predictability of the plot with its over-reliance on a certain classic,compounded by a clumsy attempt at interweaving classic passages as this book revealed at last what the reader already knew, cause me A Kindle First Stolicx framed story with the nested narratives of a diary, a mystery slowly unraveled, glimpses of WWII history, and a meticulous resolution are the positives.
The negatives, or what I found so, are the oh-please-not-again redundancies stolicaa the thoughts of the main narrator Richardthe predictability of the plot with its over-reliance on a certain classic,compounded by a clumsy attempt at interweaving classic passages as this book revealed at last what the reader already knew, cause me to award two stars.
The lure of a free Kindle First book does continue to reel me every month. Got this as a Kindle First release; was interested in it because it was set in Sarajevo duringand I was once good friends with some people from the former Yugoslavia.
Alas, in my opinion the book did justice neither to the war nor our main protagonist’s story of mental and moral anguish. I actually read multiple other books during the solica I was struggling through this one, something I did only because I couldn’t imagine what could be so gosh-darned awful that it required that much build- Got this as a Kindle First eelijahova was interested in it because it was set in Sarajevo duringand I was once good friends with some people from the stooica Yugoslavia.
I actually read multiple other books during the time I was struggling through this one, something I did only because I couldn’t imagine what could be so gosh-darned awful that it required that much build-up — I had to know. In the end, I gave this book 2 stars and not 1 because the epilogue was actually very interesting and an easier read than the rest of the book. The author has somehow managed to make the siege of Stooica boring.
While the writing does have a certain elegance, it seems pretty self-indulgent. The narrator’s inner monologue just keeps droning on and on, peppered with occasional bits of foreshadowing that begin to seem, about a third of the way into the novel, as though they will never pay off.
I get the wish to be literary, but you also have to tell a story, and you can’t wait until the middle of a book to begin telling it. I think this book could have been a third shorter if the seemingly iyor woe-is-me foreshadowing had been reduced.
The main character, a writer, who is 50, seems a little old for all the angst although admittedly his self-identity is turned upside down when he discovers a shocking find about his origin that drives him to go to Sarajevo right in the middle of a war. The setting is the early s. The main character – Richard Richter – seems to be a word play in that it’s explained that Richt I think this book could have been a third shorter if the seemingly endless woe-is-me foreshadowing had been reduced.
The main character – Richard Richter – seems to be a word play in that it’s explained that Richter means Judge. This matters to the story but I still found the tale tedious and overwrought. Repetitive Took a long time to get going. Lots of repetitive, anticipatory prose that I think was meant to build suspense but instead was just tedious.
Elijahova stolica by Igor Štiks (3 star ratings)
I decided to keep reading based on other reviews that said the second half was better and the pace picked up. I shouldn’t have bothered. It was a little better – so 2 stars instead of 1- but not by much. Self absorption of main character makes for tiring reading After reading The Cellist of Sarajevo, this novel felt stiff and shallow. With such a rich premise of finding his mother’s letter, Richard’s search had so much possibility.
Instead I found myself skimming though pages, never feeling a connection with any character, except, maybe, Simon. I have to be honest I did not actually finish this book.
I typically read everything from the dedication to the author note at the end. Unfortunately I don’t care for stream of consciousness writing or foreshadowing. So any chance of finishing this book was pretty much doomed from the start.
You really need to include an option for just giving up. Stuffed with obvious foreshadowing and self indulgent emoting, I had a difficult time getting through stilica novel. About three-quarters of the way through, the story became interesting. But the outcome was so obvious, no surprises. I kept waiting for it to get better, but it didn’t.
The writing is pretty, so that stlica it tolerable, but not worth the time. Unbelievable I found this story unbelievable. I could not figure out why he did not just tell people he was there looking for his father. And the need to defend his mother after he discover he had a sister as a lover made no sense to me.
The whole last part of Igor and the loss of the baby and car wreck and final confrontation with Ingrid was more than I needed. I really wanted to like this book. Maybe it’s the translation. Yes, I want to know what happens after he finds his mother’s diary, but I simply cannot shlogg through the heavy prose.
The ending was very predictable and made me feel as if I had wasted my time sticking with it. It took way too long to get into his book.
From the beginning you sensed the main character was going to take his life so it was no surprise. The plot was too predictable but I kept on like it was some grim duty. The general tone is that life is hard and then you stolicx. It could have used some better character development—the narrator was too self absorbed. The one redeeming feature was a side plot about life in communist Yugoslavia.
It took me 2 months to get thru this book, which is very telling. I did not care for this author’s writing style. Not sure if it was my mood at the time I started this book, or just an overall take on it, but it was hard to follow along. Not sure why, but I stikz some of the devices in this novel annoying.
While it kept referring to the big “reveal,” I found myself wishing there could be more development of character and narrative. My Judgment I did not enjoy reading this book. Perhaps it is because this is a translation.
It did not seem to flow smoothly or quickly. Perhaps it just isn’t my cup of tea. Difficult to read because of the style of writing – too much obvious foreshadowing. The “denouement” was obvious several chapters ahead of its reveal. Not sure why the book was written. It started out interesting enough, but after reading for 10 days and only getting a little over halfway through with no real advancement in storyline, I gave up. Michael rated it it was ok Aug 18, Frankandjane rated it it was ok Jun 19, Doug rated it it was ok Jul 18, Jane OSullivan rated it it was ok Jan 22, Julie rated it it was ok Dec 08, Wendymurphy1 rated it it was ok Sep 26, Ellen Leonard rated it it was ok Feb 15, Judith rated it it was ok Sep 03, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
He studied comparative literature and philosophy at the University of Zagreb. He has published two novels: A Castle in Romagna in and Elijah’s Chair in A Castle in Romagna received the award for best first novel in Croatia in To date it has been translated into German, Spanish, French, and English. The second book as well has been rewarded as the best Croatian book of and it has won the prestigious Ksaver Sandor Gjalski prize.
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His fiction, literary criticism and essays have appeared widely in journals and reviews of the former Yugoslavia. He is the editor of anthologies of new Croatian prose fiction and international short fiction in English. Trivia About The Judgment of R No trivia or quizzes yet.