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Review: Europe Central

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

Review: Europe Central

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

Review: Europe Central

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

Review: Europe Central

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

Review: Europe Central

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  - 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

Review: Europe Central

User Review  - Neal - Goodreads

Europe Central is a major, enthralling and urgent historical war novel from one of America's more interesting contemporary writers, William T. Vollmann. American critics may lambast the length and ... Read full review

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User Review  - Dirkus - Goodreads

A fever dream of nibelungs and nebelwerfers. Not quite stories, not quite a novel. Not quite fact, not quite fiction. Vollmann's his own category while 'invading the meaning of Europe.' Many of the ... Read full review

Review: Europe Central

User Review  - Shane Greene - Goodreads

This really is a special book. Vollmann manages to be both unapologetically weird and serious at once. Best is the way personal suffering is projected onto mass suffering and vice versa, eg Vollmann's ... Read full review


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