Tuesday, June 2, 2015
The Peculiar State
author: Patricio Pron
average rating: 3.40
book published: 2015
read at: 2015/06/02
date added: 2015/06/02
'The Peculiar State' by Patricio Pron, and translated by Kathleen Heil is one of the entries by Vintage in their Vintage Shorts series. In it's few pages, it manages to pack a lot in.
A writer who doesn't write is living in Hamburg with his girlfriend, a statistician. She tries to get him to engage in anything. He won't read, and she has a statistic for that, among other things.
She decides to come up with a strange game involving travelling separately to a strange city. They can't go to the major tourist spots, and aren't allowed guidebooks. They are just to wander around until they find each other. She keeps stats on this. She begins to wonder what will happen if they don't find each other.
There aren't many pages, but I kept thinking about the story after it was over. It's not a fast paced story, but it is a quick read. And yet, there is a depth to it that spoke to me.
I was given a review copy of this ebook by Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, vintage, and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this ebook.
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