Siege 13

Siege 13

Book - 2012
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A collection of thirteen linked stories about the Soviet siege of Budapest in the Second World War.
Publisher: Toronto : Thomas Allen Pub., c2012
Description: 339 p. ; 19 cm
ISBN: 9781771022040
1771022043
Branch Call Number: Dobo

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zaxxoid
Mar 24, 2017

This book feels a lot like typical B-grade science fiction: great premise, great concept, shoddy execution. The first short story will give you a good idea of whether you're going to enjoy the book or not - it has a weak eastern European stereotype (the author is aware of Slajov Zizek clearly) and beats you over the head with its moral, but still manages to be enjoyable thanks to some skillfully described situations and locations with a strong narrator's voice (if that's the term?)

I give this book a meh out of three shrugs.

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uncommonreader
Oct 10, 2014

This is a collection of 13 stories, each in some way connected to the siege of Budapest at the end of WW II. These stories also communicate the texture of the Hungarian immigrant community in Canada. While there are some interesting ideas, the stories are somewhat overwritten and repetitive.

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sjmack
Jul 21, 2013

Very well written, some original plot points (especially ‘The Animals of the Budapest Zoo’), but for me the characters need to be more fully developed.

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ralphdyer
Apr 22, 2013

Well writen; but, rather "drap" and somewhat bizarre short stories. Somewhat interesting;l but, not enough to read all the stories

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santiano9
Apr 08, 2013

While I was attracted to the style which reminded me of European story telling, the stories themselves were missing something crucial. They did not go anywhere which is the craft and beauty of a short story. And while I could not read any more of them, the first four stories were very depressing.

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Libarbarian
Nov 08, 2012

Winner, Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize 2012. Jury citation: "From the dark cityscapes of besieged Hungary to the émigré cafés of contemporary North America, Siege 13 spans continents and decades, and in doing so illustrates once again that old maxim: the short story can be both as broad and as deep as a novel. At times gently humorous, at times quietly wise, Dobozy’s thirteen stories dazzle with their psychological nuance and brilliant attention to detail. These stories are never less than breathtaking."

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