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The quirky start and bits of fairy dust sprinkled on the stories were a delight.

Then the second half bogs down and is simply a slog to the drawn out end. This novel has a vast amount of characters recurring in Review of The Great War by Aleksandar Gatalica, translated by Will Firth This is a sprawling novel dealing with the various fronts of World War I, starting with the doctor examinng Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife in the morgue.

Nov 19, Misha Bacev rated it it was ok. Books by Aleksandar Gatalica. Gatalica weaves together the stories of Serbians, Austro-Hungarians, French, British, German, Turkish, Russian and Italian soldiers, doctors, and citizens to create a rollicking chronicle of the Great War, especially on the Balkan Front. Dec 25, Jelena R rated it liked it. Buy an eBook version. Want to hear more?

Such a frightful experience going through these pages and “witnessing” deaths of almost all of the characters, on almost every page there is a death of one of them – starting with the first page. Following the destinies of over seventy characters, on all warring sides, Gatalica depicts the experiences of winners and losers, generals and opera singers, soldiers and spies; managing to grasp the atmosphere of the entire epoch, not only of these crucial four and a half bloody years, but also in the innocent decades that preceded the war, and the poisoned ones that followed.


Oct 09, Marina rated it really liked it. An interesting book about world war I.

Lists with This Book. This novel of World War I reminds me of earlier works regarding World War II, Curzio Malaparte’s Kaputt and Joseph Heller’s Catch 22, the former in scenes so vividly evoked as tat appear rooted in observed fact and the latter in its patently absurd elements that underscore the folly of war as humanity’s greatest failing. Favorite bits, the self written postcards arriving after a death, and the man who had two of everything. The sentence, the cards, and the miracles provide a clear measure of the Serbian novelist, Aleksander Gatalica’s novel of the First World War, T “I’m well.

Aug 25, Tamara rated it it was aleksanfar. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Veliki Rat by Aleksandar Gatalica. Jul 17, Arsenovic Nikola rated it liked it. I couldn’t agree more — ‘whirlpool’ so perfectly captures the essence and energy of this startling book.


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Sep 17, Petar Bozovic rated it it was amazing. Jul 09, Miljana rated it it was amazing. I wanted to give this four or five stars, and the first half of the book deserves aleksajdar many. Jan 30, Danka rated it it was amazing. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

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Veliki Rat by Aleksandar Gatalica

A war that began in the Balkans now has a fitting literary epitaph from a giant among Balkan writers. Svojoj gatailca je u potpunosti odgovorio. Prisutni su tu umetnici: Unlike Heller, Gatalica’s tone is not as satirical; in some respects it’s almost reminiscent of fairy tales, but with a warmth aleksaandar is both compassionate and forgiving of its characters’ many flaws.


The book is built on the personal stories of the human beings who took part in the war and many of them lost their lives in it.

Nije po mom ukusu ali sam je ipak procitao. Such a grand book. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Refresh and try again.

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Want to Read saving…. Really, it doesn;t need to be any longer than that. No trivia or quizzes yet. It wanders back and forth through time, reality and gatallica else, setting the state for the events of the war and marking the War years with the death of various character -“This end the year for one trader.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The novel depicts the superstitions, miracles, mud, back-biting poets and painters, soldiers and non-combatants trying to survive the war. tat

A whirlpool of a book that draws in the reader, moving ambitiously across place, class and profession yet tying all into the dreadful pull of the first global conflict. This is a book to read over longer period of time, to dip in and out of, rather than all in one go. Eleonor Baggley, Centenary News. The stories themselves are various but equally important: Apr 08, Isidora rated it it was amazing Shelves: Ivana rated it liked it Feb 05, Jan 16, Nikola Jankovic rated it really liked it Shelves: A bit lice-ridden, but that doesn’t matter,” so begins a postcard, produced by Pierre Albert-Birot of the French avante-garde.