Friday, July 6, 2012

Romance and Tragedy: a Literary Exploration of Life by the Berlin Wall

The Moment
by Douglas Kennedy

Genre: Adult Fiction, Literary

Review: Thomas Nesbitt is a travel writer looking back on his life and his one true love, back in his twenties. Petra Dussman was a translator exiled from communist East Germany when they met in Berlin, 1984. If you're looking for a sad, wrenching love story, romantic  without conventionality, this book is for you. The writing is quite literary with meditations on creativity that I found to ring true, mostly. The lives of an artist, a writer, a translator are all profiled. I enjoyed learning about the historically significant event of life on both sides of "The Wall."

On another note: Mature content in more ways than one, not appropriate for teens.

Song to Read By: "Closer to the Edge" by 30 Seconds to Mars

Interesting Author Interview

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