Sunday, 11 January 2015

The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum by Heinrich Boll

“He had wanted a bang, hadn't he, and I'd banged, hadn't I?”

This is a relatively short read that for me, necessitated a second look. Perhaps I read through it a little quickly on the first pass and on reflection I derived a whole  lot more than the first.

It seems oddly appropriate for today, where the 24 hour news cycle acts as judge, juror and executioner, to explore this story. The prose is direct and to the point, it reads almost like a police report and that fits perfectly with the subject matter.

 4 out of 5 words get twisted in the ether.

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