El Tambor De Hojalata has ratings and reviews. Dan said: My reaction to finishing this book was ‘thank god that’s over’. I thought it was in. El tambor de hojalata, vol I has 25 ratings and 0 reviews: Hardcover. El Tambor De Hojalata has ratings and reviews. kaire said: هذه الروايه تحتاج إلى نفس عميق وطويلوتركيز شديد لا أملكه إن لم تكن الروايه للمت.

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Straight narrative is not the gift of Grass. I AM an inmate of a mental hospital; my keeper is watching me, he never lets me le of his sight; there’s a peep-hole in the door, and my keeper’s eye is the shade of brown that can never see through a blue-eyed type like me. Overall an interesting read but not a great one for me but then maybe I just missed what was really going on. It certainly felt like a first novel, a cram-all-the-pent-up-poetic-observations-I’ve-made-in-my-life-because-this-is-my-first-novel first novel, and while enjoyable to read in small parts it did This book is not bad but still it did not do anything for me.

Hrass it is mostly through symbols, that the author builds a powerful character. Then into Chapter 9 ‘The Grandstand’ and the novel gains greater direction, “The grim portrait of Beethoven hanging over the piano Hoialata to move on.

June The Tin Drum. First, I am of the belief that structure is the entire point of art ifice. David Esqueda added it Apr 23, I had a lot of strong reactions to this novel. Want to Read saving…. The defence of the polish post office in Danzig is an example. Oskar takes satisfaction in the fact that Matzerath could not impregnate his mother either, and he is a son of Jan Bronski, the charming Polish man executed by the firing squad.

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Il fatto che la narrazione passi dalla prima alla terza persona non agevola la lettura, anzi, la rende pesante e difficilmente digeribile da assaporare fino in fondo. There must be something I am missing as the other reviews are so effusive, and that was part of the reason I kept going, but honestly, I regret persevering. I guess that isn’t the best way to start a review but that was how I felt the entire time reading this book.

I am amazed at how much I hated this guy, and it had nothing to do with his size or his hump which he can’t seem to stop talking about once it grows, he could have been six foot tall and a movie star and I still would have hated this guy. The novel begins with our main character Oskar confined in a mental hospital, where in my opinion he definately belongs, and the first line of the book does grab your attention; “Granted: I almost gave up on it about three times.


In the same sentence he’ll jump from speaking in the third person to speaking in first. Gdass didn’t care for the prose, very convoluted, si many books to enjoy,why struggle with this! Nieves Noguera rated it did not like it Jul 21, This book is hljalata yet featured on Listopia.

Who would want to? Its widespread popularity and Nobel-stamp-of-approval would seem to contradict this.

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El Tambor De Hojalata

Twintig jaar later zou het grandioos verfilmd worden. Teresa rated it liked it Jan 17, He married in and since lived in Berlin as well as part-time in Schleswig-Holstein. Heriberto marked it as to-read Apr 15, Geass Figueroa Vargas rated it it was amazing Feb 24, tmabor When I came upon it I was excited, and the first hundred pages flew by in a matter of hours. Whenever he wants to “say” anything he bangs it out on this drum, or one of many drums he goes through in his life.