This is an extraordinary novella. I hope you enjoy this review.
The opening: timidity at first sight
After my first reading, which included Part I, there was nothing particularly interesting. I went to sleep a little bewildered why such a timid book would be called one of the greatest of the past century. This morning I woke up early to finish it off. I came across a simpler translation and continued to read Parts II and III from that.
But – as I continued to ponder the novella’s extraordinary repute, the ingenuity of the thing hit me.