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User Review  - librarianbryan - LibraryThing

Some folks enjoy light reading in summer, but I save those extra daylight hours for the heavies. I’d been dying to read William T. Vollmann’s massive cold war epic Europe Central since it won the ... Read full review

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User Review  - lriley - LibraryThing

William Vollmann's 'Europe Central' like most of his work demands a lot of time and attention from his readers. Set between pre-WWII Russia and Germany it begins by following the peregrinations of ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jack Waters - Goodreads

Wow. How many of these dense 800+ page novels can I get through without hitting my head against a wall? Not sure, but here is another. Vollmann reigns supreme among living writers. I can't think of a ... Read full review

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User Review  - Geoff - Goodreads

”All magic spells fail without belief. We enforced belief.” ~~ Europe Central is another monstrous book from Vollmann; monstrous in size, content, language, implications, critique of humanity, world ... Read full review

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User Review  - Tom - Goodreads

4.8 Monster novels do not always get monster reviews. This was a tremendous novel whose themes stretched from Totalitarian Regimes,and the horrifying theatricality of war to the immortality of art. In ... Read full review

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User Review  - Steve - Goodreads

Every few years I read a William Vollmann novel. His work tends to be a little ponderous, but once you get into the rhythm, it flows and packs a wallop. Europe Central is a powerful read, one that may ... Read full review

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User Review  - Emily - Goodreads

William Vollman's Europe Central was, for me, a very slow burn. I spent the first two hundred pages of this sprawling, kaleidescopic epic on the emotional sidelines, wryly observant, interested but ... Read full review

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User Review  - Ed - Goodreads

A friggin monument. Europe Central is such a thorough ass-kicking. As Chris S has pointed out to me (and it was his reason for recommending this book in the first place), I've been doing a lot of ... Read full review

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User Review  - Steve Kettmann - Goodreads

Here's the review I published early on in the San Francisco Chronicle, well before this won the National Book Award: Slipping downhill with Joseph and Adolf A novel with a moral core explores their ... Read full review

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User Review  - Natalie - Goodreads

A World War II novel that barely mentions America at all... since it's more or less been lost to American history that the Soviet Union was the country that kicked Germany's ass and stopped their ... Read full review


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