Friday, 15 January 2016

Infinite Variety 2016: No.141 & 158

Two books in this little recap! 
The first: All Quiet On The Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque. 
This definitely gets a 5/5 for me. It was extremely well written and clearly translated effectively as the poignancy was carried across amazingly. Part of me wishes I was fluent in German so that I could compare it to the original.

The second: Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad.
This was a little tiddley book that is more of a short story than a novel. It had an interesting background based on the thriving ivory trade of old but I found it pretty unremarkable to be honest: 2/5.
 
What are your thoughts? 
Abi X