by award-winning Montenegrin novelist – Andrej Nikolaidis. ruminations on parenthood, father-son relationships, the City of Ulcinj, what is truth, what is sin?. Andrej Nikolaidis is a Bosnian novelist, columnist, and political adviser. His novel Sin (The Son) won the European Union Prize for Literature in FICTION. Andrej Nikolaidis. © ampimargini. Andrej Nikolaidis is a contemporary writer from one of Europe’s newest and smallest states: The Son (Sin, ).

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The Son follows one night in the life of a hero with no name, nikolaidiz writer whose life is on the verge of falling apart.

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Till Kingdom Come Devet, The only things which still interested me were crime news and books about serial killers. It was a nice enough anrej but if it had been much longer I’d have disliked it.

Well just about every page here contains something to make you ponder your own life. Nikolaidis resigned in February Infollowing the breakout of ethnic strife in Bosnia that soon evolved into all-out war, Nikolaidis’s family moved to the Montenegrin town of Ulcinjhis father’s hometown, where he owns a summer house. Anbolyn Potter anbolynp Apr 27, Nikolaidis brings up Syrian refugees at the Hungarian border, political correctness as a tool of denying fear and mistrust of one another, and faceless EU bureaucracy as a tool for the disempowering of citizens.

He is at first appreciative, then, without missing a beat, changes his entire perspective on life.


Helena Demirci rated it it was amazing Jun 03, Winstonsdads reads of winstonsdad. The son is a devastating short novel, full of melancholy and despair, written by the author from Sarajevo who already surprised us with The Coming nikolaidiis The Olcinium Trilogy 3 books. That reminds you of why you read books in translation: To get away from the commotion he moves through the Montenegrin city of Ulcinj at night, nikolaidus he meets all kinds of strange figures.

His descriptive prose is a joy to read.

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So starts the most important investigation the reporter has ever undertaken, one in which the main suspect is andren mother he never knew. In the style of Mihail Bulgakov, the characters meet in the old city of Ulcinj at the dramatically named Square of the Slaves. I think you are right about translated fiction giving us the chance to go beyond our own realities to see what other cultures are nikolaidia — I need to read more just for that reason.

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Refresh and try again. The andrrej flees his house after a devastating fire — not due to despair, but rather to avoid having to interact with his father or receive condolences from neighbours.

The Coming by Andrej Nikolaidis

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. The narrator flees his house after a devastating It is a very good thing that this book is short, because any more would be too much. For me, the humour was good, but the structure felt too loose most of the time, and some things just didn’t make sense.

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He is considered by many to be one of nikolqidis most influential intellectuals of the younger generati Andrej Nikolaidis was born in in Sarajevo, to a mixed Montenegrin-Greek family.

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The Coming reads at first like a traditional detective novel, then suddenly changes form with the advent of snow in mid-summer. Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

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Events take our narrator out of his self-imposed isolation and out into town for the evening, and most of the book chronicles his misadventures and encounters with various people. He detests everyone, every religion, every human attachment, every philosophy.

Suddenly, the past he has called his own turns out to be a complete fabrication: After reading it, you will hate life, but in an immensely andreej way!

Yes I nikloaidis love the fiction of central europe always suprises. The Son Sin, This does sound good! If there is justice in the world, Nikolaidis’ novel should become a bestseller bigger than the novels of James Patterson or John Grisham.