The Engineer of Human Souls
The Engineer of Human Souls is a labyrinthine comic novelthat investigates the journey and plight of novelist Danny Smiricky, aCzech immigrant to Canada. As the novel begins, he is a professor ofAmerican literature at a college in Toronto. Out of touch with his youngstudents, and hounded by the Czech secret police, Danny is let loose toroam between past and present, adopting whatever identity that hechooses or has been imposed upon him by History.
Asadventuresome, episodic, bawdy, comic, and literary as any novel writtenin the past twenty-five years, The Engineer of Human Souls isworthy of the subtitle Skvorecky gave it: "An Entertainment on the OldThemes of Life, Women, Fate, Dreams, The Working Class, Secret Agents,Love and Death."
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Review: The Engineer of Human Souls (Danny Smiřický)User Review - Bruce - Goodreads
This book disappointed me. I probably went in with too high expectations, given the bombastic language from the reviewers plastered all over the cover, suggesting that it was one of the best novels of ... Read full review
Review: The Engineer of Human Souls (Danny Smiřický)User Review - Jeremy - Goodreads
This is a great book! And a great writer, who most people don't know. He is a Czech dissident writer and writes about Russian occupation of the Czech republic, and how absurd the Russians were at the time. I highly recommend it, probably more than the Miracle Game. Read full review
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