Thursday, May 10, 2007

House of Meetings

by Martin Amis.

Quickie recap: Two half-brothers find themselves imprisoned together in a Soviet work camp, where conditions are tough, but not so tough as it is to both love the same woman, which they do.

Quickie review: Gritty, heart-breaking, loving and cynical at the same time. The backdrop leaves little room for doubt, and the narrator is unmerciless of his telling of the truth.

Quickie recommendation: It's not a pretty picture, but I'm glad it was painted, and I think you will be too.

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